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Standards Compliance and msn

From: Dylan Schiemann <dylans@yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2001 20:03:15 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <20011026030315.86923.qmail@web13502.mail.yahoo.com>
To: www-style@w3.org
Things like this:
http://news.cnet.com/news/0-1005-200-7660935.html are
why Tantek and Chris often get such disrespect on this

"But, Visse warned, "the experience may be slightly
degraded simply because they don't support the
standards we support closely, as far as the HTML
standard in those browsers."

Currently, using the most recent browser from
Mozilla.org to reach MSN.com brings a message from
Microsoft saying it has "detected that the browser
that you are using will not render MSN.com correctly."
Mozilla.org does open-source browser development for
AOL Time Warner's Netscape Communications unit.

Visse said earlier Thursday that the message would be
shown to people using "browsers that we know don't
support (W3C) standards or that we can't insure will
get a great experience for the customer." W3C refers
to the World Wide Web Consortium, which is developing
industry standards for Web technologies.

Here's a screenshot of the message:
I'm really curious which standards mozilla and opera
supposedly don't support when msn doesn't even
validate correctly and is therefore not "standards
I know, this is probably off-topic, but it seemed
relevant in light of all the recent discussion about
building a fully css compliant browser.

-Dylan Schiemann

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