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RE: Make Microsoft follow the spec.

From: Jon Haworth <JHaworth@witanjardine.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2001 17:31:40 -0000
Message-ID: <67DF9B67CEFAD4119E4200D0B720FA3F13B30A@BOOTROS>
To: "'www-html@w3.org'" <www-html@w3.org>
Do you really get lots of emails from customers asking you for more
proprietary bits and pieces instead of implementing the ones from the specs
that are missing?

-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Wilson [mailto:cwilso@microsoft.com]
Sent: 27 February 2001 17:08
To: 'Dunbar, Jennifer L Ms MAMC'; 'www-html@w3.org'
Subject: RE: Make Microsoft follow the spec.


Because the W3C does not define our product lines for us.   Just because our
browser is "up to date" doesn't mean what the collection of all our
customers tell us to do is the same as the latest set of Recommendations
from the W3C.

-----Original Message-----
From: Dunbar, Jennifer L Ms MAMC
[mailto:Jennifer.Dunbar@nw.amedd.army.mil]
Sent: Tuesday, February 27, 2001 8:54 AM
To: Chris Wilson; 'www-html@w3.org'
Subject: RE: Make Microsoft follow the spec.


As a student to the world of website building, I am wondering about a
fundamental question.  The w3c is an agreed upon entitiy that
maintains/monitors/develops the language of the web (html,xml, etc).  If
this is the case, why is it that all "up to date" browser programs do not
support all included "tags" for this language? Maybe I am over simplifying
this problem?  

-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Wilson [mailto:cwilso@microsoft.com]
Sent: Monday, February 26, 2001 6:36 PM
To: 'www-html@w3.org'
Subject: RE: Make Microsoft follow the spec.


Unless you work for Microsoft, please don't make presumptions about what we
did or didn't do "deliberately".  Bugs in our CSS implementation that cause
us to fail forward compatibility tests were not intentional.

-Chris Wilson

Jan Roland Eriksson [mailto:jrexon@newsguy.com] wrote:
>What I do know is that MS has deliberately shot a big hole in the bottom
>of the CSS "FCR" [Forward Compatibility Rules]...



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