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Re: running IE3 and IE4 on the same computer [was: Issue 1: Font-weight and headings]

From: Liam Quinn <liam@htmlhelp.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 1997 18:40:45 -0400
Message-Id: <3.0.2.32.19970728184045.007c5850@undergrad.math.uwaterloo.ca>
To: www-style@w3.org
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At 11:32 AM 28/07/97 -0500, Art Gillespie wrote:
>I think it falls upon content providers/developers to help drag the user
>forward in this respect.

I think the user deserves freedom of choice wherever possible.

>The 'this site best viewed with a
>fourth-generation browser, please upgrade to either MSIE4 or NN4' 
campaign
>should start here.

It should also stop here.

>I realize that it has become passe to tell a user how to
>browse (i.e. resize your window here, set your fonts like this, set your
>monitor gamma at, etc, etc, ad naseum), but simply informing users that
>they're missing out on great content can be an effective way to bring 
them
>kicking and screaming into the present.

Users should not be missing out on any great *content*.  They might be 
missing out on your suggested presentation, but the content should still 
be completely accessible.

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Liam Quinn
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