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RE: Make Microsoft follow the spec.

From: Jonathan Rosenne <rosenne@qsm.co.il>
Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2001 14:18:17 +0200
To: NeTDeMoN <NeTDeMoNZ@flashmail.com>, www-html@w3.org
Message-id: <NDBBIFGHGLJILJGHOEELOEFADCAA.rosenne@qsm.co.il>
Netscape 6 does not support Arabic and Hebrew and thus is perfectly useless in
my part of the world (from Morocco to Pakistan).


> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-html-request@w3.org [mailto:www-html-request@w3.org]On
> Behalf Of NeTDeMoN
> Sent: Monday, February 26, 2001 2:03 PM
> To: www-html@w3.org
> Subject: RE: Make Microsoft follow the spec.
> 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 Netscape 4.x is out of date and Netscape 6.01 is the version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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