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RE: <Further LC Followup from IE> RE: Potential bugs identified in XHR LC Test Suite

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2008 04:48:10 +0000 (UTC)
To: Zhenbin Xu <Zhenbin.Xu@microsoft.com>
Cc: Sunava Dutta <sunavad@windows.microsoft.com>, Web API public <public-webapi@w3.org>, IE8 Core AJAX SWAT Team <ieajax@microsoft.com>, "public-webapps@w3.org" <public-webapps@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0806190445020.13974@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Wed, 18 Jun 2008, Zhenbin Xu wrote:
> 
> In the case there isn't clear technical differences, I don't think we 
> should pick the right solution based on implementer's cost. Rather We 
> should base it on customer impact. A bank with 6000 applications built 
> on top of IE's current APIs simply would not be happy if some 
> applications cannot run due to changes in some underlying object model. 
> And this is not IE's problem alone since the bank simply cannot upgrade 
> or change the browser, if all other browsers result in the same 
> breakage.

For non-Web HTML pages like in this example, solutions like IE's "IE7 
mode" are fine. IMHO we should be concentrating on pages on the Web, not 
on browser-specific pages -- interoperability isn't relevant when the 
page isn't intended to run on multiple browsers.

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