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Re: [OT] Re: MSN blocks non-IE browsers: the real idea with RAND "standards"

From: Jason Antony <s1118355@student.gu.edu.au>
Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2001 12:54:50 +1000
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Daniel Phillips wrote:

> Maybe they talked about backing off.  They are still blocking Opera
> (even when set to identify as MSIE 5) and Mozilla.

From http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/6/22497.html:

    'According to Opera, MS had earlier claimed that Opera users were
     denied entry due to its inability to "support the latest XHTML
     standard."'

Now that's funny. Try parsing any of Microsoft's pages through the W3C
validator...

Perhaps they must've meant their own extensions to the standard before
they become official?

Opera has replied:

http://www.opera.com/pressreleases/20011026.html

Also, try the same release [in XML] in IE and Opera 5.12:

http://www.opera.com/pressreleases/xhtml/20011026.xml


A big thanks to Opera for their strong standards support.

Cheers
Jason


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