Re: Spyglass HTML Validator

Murray Altheim (murray@spyglass.com)
Wed, 30 Oct 1996 23:09:49 -0500


Message-Id: <v02140b05ae9dd3c6e41b@[208.203.149.85]>
Date: Wed, 30 Oct 1996 23:09:49 -0500
To: "Harold A. Driscoll" <harold@driscoll.chi.il.us>
From: murray@spyglass.com (Murray Altheim)
Subject: Re: Spyglass HTML Validator
Cc: www-html@w3.org

"Harold A. Driscoll" <harold@driscoll.chi.il.us> writes:
>At 23:50 28/10/96 -0500, Murray Altheim wrote:
>>>Murray, I'm pleased to see the announcement of the validator, but quite
>>>disappointed that it only runs with Windows 95, but not Windows NT.
>>>
>>>Are there technical reasons why NT is not supported? Are they something
>>>which can easily be overcome? I trust that this is not just a case of
>>>marketing redlining.
>>
>>Redlining only so far as our development resources for this freeware
>>product were very limited, and the Validator uses Win95 resources to create
>>its windows, widgets, etc. The code has an OS check in it, to make sure
>>it's running under Win95, so it simply won't run under WinNT4.0, although
>>it's theoretically compatible.
>
>Thanks. I can well understand the limited development resources
>concept...very dearly. :-)  You've an offer of a alpha- or beta-tester, for
>NT 4.0, whenever that might be useful.

Thanks for the offer, but we have a QA department devoted to that type of
thing. If you want to provide feedback on the product though, you're
certainly welcome to do so. Unlike some unnamed companies, we prefer to
release final products rather than alphas, or alphas masquerading as betas
or finals...

Murray

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