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RE: Make Microsoft follow the spec.

From: NeTDeMoN <NeTDeMoNZ@flashmail.com>
Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2001 21:06:05 -0500
To: <www-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <HIEPLACEKAIAJCCDBOPCGEEBCBAA.NeTDeMoNZ@flashmail.com>
Chris, I would have to say that in theory you are correct, but in practice
this is far from true. When the maker of the most popular browser has a tag
that people take advantage of but doesn't follow the standard, that makes
everyone else have to include that tag or face the wraith of people who are
used to writing pages for the most popular browser. Hence, when the standard
isn't followed, it causes inconsistancies in web pages and questions of "why
doesn't this work on you're browser too?" from less knowledgable people.

-----Original Message-----
From: www-html-request@w3.org [mailto:www-html-request@w3.org]On Behalf
Of Chris Wilson
Sent: Monday, February 26, 2001 14:26
To: 'bertilow@chello.se'; www-html@w3.org
Subject: RE: Make Microsoft follow the spec.


Claiming that support of non-standard (i.e., proprietary) object model makes
an implementation "non-standards-compliant" is incorrect.  It is proprietary
OM, but nothing the DOM claims exclusion of any other OM.

-Chris Wilson
 Program Manager
 Internet Explorer team

-----Original Message-----
From: Bertilo Wennergren [mailto:bertilow@hem.passagen.se]
Sent: Monday, February 26, 2001 11:04 AM
To: www-html@w3.org
Subject: RE: Make Microsoft follow the spec.


Bjoern Hoehrmann:

> * Bertilo Wennergren wrote:

> >> Other things that I can think of off the top of my head that don't work
> >> correctly [in Mozilla] is that document.all stuff IE has,

> >"document.all" works perfectly in Mozilla - i.e. it does _not_ work,
> >and that is the correct behaviour for at standards compliant browser.

> Why do you think so?

Because "document.all" is not part of the standard DOM. It's a proprietary
MSIE thing.

  <http://sites.netscape.net/ekrockhome/standards.html>

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                          Bertilo Wennergren
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