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RE: A query please

From: Gray Jonathan-AJG003C <Jonathan_Gray-AJG003C@email.mot.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Oct 2000 03:31:09 -0400 (EDT)
Message-ID: <79AF74155C3BD311A5280008C77328FA01088E23@zwg04exm02.corp.mot.com>
To: "'Daniel Acton'" <dacton@itouch.co.za>, www-html@w3.org
How naive can you be ? 

Because people use Flash browsers arent doing there job properly. All righty lets see you get 

www.whatisthematrix.com without Flash. 

Why is it used simply because its different and allows more flexibility and properties which are not supported by "browsers" as you put it. 

This is like comparing a skateboard to a car , Its not good enough so people use cars. ahem no  skaties are great but built to do different tasks entirely. 

-----Original Message-----
From: Daniel Acton [mailto:dacton@itouch.co.za]
Sent: Friday, October 20, 2000 9:09 AM
To: www-html@w3.org
Subject: RE: A query please

> Many people don't believe in the original spirit and
> simply hack together something that appears to do what
> they want on IE5, then tweak it until it doesn't 
> completely break on the other browsers they think are
> in common use.
> -- 

Which is never a good thing. I think it's better to start developing on a
browser that is strict, like netscape navigator. And after that, test the
code on ie. IE allows for much more little errors, like not closing
tables, etc, etc, whereas netscape doesn't. When it comes to layers, the
browser differences really become evident, which is why people are finding
external objects like flash movies better. This isn't very good, because
if people are moving away from using html to do the work, then obviously
the browsers aren't doing their jobs well enough. I'd like to see two
browsers made by two different manufacturers producing the same output
from the _same_ code... A pipe dream? I wonder ...?

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