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CSS support numbers, and egg on my face

From: Eric A. Meyer <emeyer@sr71.lit.cwru.edu>
Date: Tue, 21 Apr 1998 15:35:08 -0500
Message-Id: <v03102806b162b06334c9@[129.22.138.152]>
To: www-style@w3.org
Greetings all,

   Well, I've just returned from WWW7 to be greeted with a pretty bad
problem.  It seems that the Leader Board[1] I maintain at Web Review was
the teensiest bit out of date-- only by about four months.  And contained
numbers that are, so far as I can tell, really very inaccurate and never
valid to begin with.  I'm not even sure how they got there, to be honest,
although I have no-one to blame but myself.
   That was bad enough.  Just to cap it, though, it seems that in a
presentation at the webbuilder.com conference in San Fransisco, a
representative of Netscape used those numbers to disparage Internet
Explorer.  Had the numbers been correct, mind you, he would have had a
point.  They weren't, though.
   This is my fault, not his, and to describe my reaction as "acute and
painful embarrassment" would be an understatement.  Microsoft's IE team has
been doing a great job of trying to implement the CSS standard, and while
they may fall short in some areas, they aren't alone and deserve credit for
what they have done.
   So I'm updating the Leader Board to reflect this.  I hope the changes
will go into effect today or tomorrow-- check the last modified date, which
should be April 21, 1998.
   So, for those who rely on or otherwise use these numbers, please accept
my apologies for providing misleading information.  I will be doing
everything I can to ensure that it doesn't happen again.

   [1] http://style.webreview.com/lboard.html

                          -- EMeyer

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 "I can only conclude that I'm  | Eric A. Meyer  -  eam3@po.cwru.edu
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  accelerated rate."            |   Hypermedia Systems Manager
                                |   Digital Media Services
     -- Lt.Cmdr. Susan Ivanova  |   Case Western Reserve University
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