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Re: Make Microsoft follow the spec.

From: Tantek Celik <tantek@cs.stanford.edu>
Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2001 05:01:04 -0800
To: NeTDeMoN <NeTDeMoNZ@flashmail.com>, www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <1228930153-200940232@psdbay.com>
From: "NeTDeMoN" <NeTDeMoNZ@flashmail.com>
Date: Mon, Feb 26, 2001, 4:03 AM

> 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 Netscape 4.x is out of date and Netscape 6.01 is the version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.

I think this article describes this approach best:

 http://www.alistapart.com/stories/tohell/

> 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).

Send your valid HTML examples which demonstrate the bugs here:

 wasp@microsoft.com

along with platform information etc., and we'll see what we can do about it.

> 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).

Perhaps you can ping someone about hierarchical menu OPTGROUPs and proper
implementation of the LABEL attribute on OPTION, per HTML4?

 http://www.tantek.com/HTML4/OPTGROUP.html

Tantek

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