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RE: Make Microsoft follow the spec.

From: NeTDeMoN <NeTDeMoNZ@flashmail.com>
Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2001 07:03:23 -0500
To: <www-html@w3.org>
I work on the Mozilla project and you don't have to remind me that Netscape
4.x stinks. Netscape 4.x is out of date and Netscape 6.01 is the version
most people should be using if they have enough memory resources. Therefore,
on "DHTML" pages, people should drop Netscape 4.x support entirely (since
its standards support stinks) and make the pages support Netscape
6.x/Mozilla/Opera/IE 5. Microsoft is probably dragging their heels on full
HTML support because fully supporting the standard would allow people to use
Netscape 6.x on pages and it would be better to make pages only support
proprietary MS html (at least for their wallets).

Netscape 6.x almost fully follows the standards (there are only a few
examples I can think of where it doesn't, such as CSS features not
implemented yet).

In response to Jonathon Gray, yes - I want you to write pages for Netscape
6.x too. If you're page doesn't work right in Netscape 6.x, then you're page
most likely doesn't follow the standard and hence doesn't work correctly.

-----Original Message-----
From: Dave J Woolley [mailto:david.woolley@bts.co.uk]
Sent: Monday, February 26, 2001 6:28
To: 'NeTDeMoN'
Subject: RE: Make Microsoft follow the spec.

> I'm sick of Microsoft's browser not following the spec. Internet
> Explorer's
> support of the w3 HTML spec and DOM spec is futile at best. Why can't it
> follow the spec fully like Mozilla or Netscape?
Netscape 4 is a much worse travesty than IE5.

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