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Re: who can they be fooling?

From: Daniel Brooks <sfkrsve2@scfn.thpl.lib.fl.us>
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 1998 10:29:50 -0400 (EDT)
cc: www-html@w3.org
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On Mon, 27 Apr 1998, Tom Scanlan wrote:

:)I understand, my fellow.  I too am worried about compliance problems.
:)I've kept clear of CSS and DHTML because I don't know who can see it and
:)making three versions (MS, NS, TXT) is a large hassle.  When will things
:)settle down long enough for a "standard" to come out?  I think our best
:)bet is to keep with the "old school" version of everything (look at
:)http://tom.squarefish.com/hubcom.html for an example : ), until everyone
:)upgrades to NS 4.0 and MSIE 4.0... how long will it take for them to do
:)this, and should I build complex sites using the cutting edge today?

I think they are fooling themselves. The idea is that if browser A has
features browser B doesn't have, people will buy more copes of A in order
to get those features. To some extent this works, mostly on those who
don't even know that there is a standard for HTML that isn't being met.
Meanwhile these companies lose sale in other products from those of us who
know how these things work (or are supposed to work).

Daniel Brooks

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