Re: Header, Footer, and Sidebars

Todd Fahrner (fahrner@pobox.com)
Wed, 26 Nov 1997 11:42:26 -0700


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Date: Wed, 26 Nov 1997 11:42:26 -0700
To: Benjamin Franz <snowhare@netimages.com>,
        Style Sheet mailing list <www-style@w3.org>,
From: Todd Fahrner <fahrner@pobox.com>
Subject: RE: Header, Footer, and Sidebars

Benjamin Franz wrote, at 10:06 -0800 on 26.11.97:
 
> Whups. Scratch that on the low x NS4.0x. It was the MSIE 4.0b browsers
> with ActiveX turned off that made the content vanish (I went back and
> checked my old mail - I reported this to the www-html list back in May). I
> haven't tried it in the MSIE 4.0 final yet.

Beta software is supposed to crash: that's the point. If authors concern
themselves with coding around bugs in beta software, they impede the work
of the beta testers (you know - 63% of the Web browsing population) and do
a disservice to the developers, who need to know when spec-compliant inputs
break their software. This is true to a lesser degree with dot releases,
isn't it? Users must understand that if they're not running the latest dot
release, they can expect to encounter problems, for which fixes exist
already.

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