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Re: Why a license deal is ONLY good for Microsoft

From: Jake Robb <jakerobb@mac.com>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2003 11:21:01 -0400
To: W3C Public Web Plugins List <public-web-plugins@w3.org>
Message-ID: <BB778A9D.E43B%jakerobb@mac.com>

If 95.2% of web users can't view HTML designed to W3C standards, W3C
standards will change.

-Jake



William Warren wrote:

> 
> i disagree..the websites me and my wife take care of were at first made
> in FP2k..however i went in and turned off all the ms proprietary
> stuff..we then switched to dreamweaver....we are now in the process of
> moving to Amaya....we design to W#C standards..not to MS's whims..
> 
> Jake Robb wrote:
> 
>> Just to be clear about MS's dominance in the browser market, here are the
>> stats for about two weeks from my web site, which has nothing to do with
>> computers (aside from being a web site), and fully complies with current
>> HTML standards, and as such should introduce no browser bias.
>> 
>> 
>> Browser                    Hits          %
>> ------------------------------------------
>> MS Internet Explorer     564540     95.2 %
>> Netscape                  15180      2.5 %
>> Mozilla                    5368      0.9 %
>> OmniWeb                    3778      0.6 %
>> Safari                     1602      0.2 %
>> Opera                       605      0.1 %
>> WebTV browser               504        0 %
>> Unknown                     401        0 %
>> Firebird                    299        0 %
>> Konqueror                   106        0 %
>> Others                       93        0 %
>> 
>> 
>> Note 1: The IE figure above includes all versions, including Mac versions.
>> IE6 for Windows consists of 74.4% of our hits, IE5.5 15%, and we see hits
>> from versions as early as 3.0.
>> 
>> Note 2: No, I have no idea what the difference between "Unknown" and
>> "Others" is.  I blame my web stat analyzer.
>> 
>> 
>> Anyway, the point is that the dominance evident above means that whatever MS
>> does with their browser, the other browser developers will be forced to
>> follow suit, or they will alienate their users.
>> 
>> -Jake
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> Nicholas Chase wrote:
>> 
>>  
>> 
>>> Richard M. Smith wrote:
>>> 
>>>    
>>> 
>>>> Microsoft already has a monopoly on the browser market.
>>>>      
>>>> 
>>> Maybe they have a majority, but there ARE other competitors.
>>> Maybe those competitors don't have too much of a foothold
>>> at the moment, but at least they're out there.
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