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Preparing Your Site for Navigator 5.0

Wednesday November 24th, 1999

Shelley Powers of inquiry.com has written an informative article on preparing your DHTML website for compatibility with Navigator 5.0 and the DOM standard. This one is definitely worth the read if you're interested in working to the DOM spec, but would like to keep a measure of backwards compatibility with older browsers.


#4 Wrong

by asa <asa@mozilla.org>

Wednesday November 24th, 1999 10:24 AM

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Taking your logic a step further, if a browser with 51% market share is the defacto standard then all pages should be written for that browser but if in the next month a different browser has 51% market share then we should throw out all the old pages and code for the new browser and if the in the following month the majority returns to the first browser or even a third browser then we should throw out all the old pages again and write for the latest browser. This is what the lanscape looked like a year ago and web developers voiced an opinion, loud and clear, that it was costing too much time and money to work under that system. You would advocate returning to that mess?