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RE: conformance (was layout solutions blah blah blah)

From: Hoyt, Phil <phil.hoyt@bgminteractive.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2002 17:22:02 -0500
Message-ID: <F61568F110EAD411BD350008C7860164091FE46A@commercial.globeinteractive.com>
To: "'Jesse McCarthy'" <mccarthy36@earthlink.net>, www-style@w3.org
However big the bug is, it is just a bug. Submit it and move on. Keep your
flame wars to yourself until you have created a browser that is better. 

Better to simply point out their shortcomings (and praise them for trying).
Any software company out there can produce a browser that works with 90% of
the pages out there but that will break in some particular place. They all
have market share and will attract some users. Some (fewer and fewer all the
time) will totally mutilate pages that are built to w3c standards (Netscape
4, for example). Save your breath for the companies for whom standards
either don't exist (Omnigroup seems to exemplify this philosophy) or are
treated as an obstacle to certain business goals (Microsoft, outside of the
Mac group might be an example).

Perhaps the list shouldn't be used to advertise browsers, but that is a
completely different issue.

Received on Tuesday, 29 January 2002 17:22:44 UTC

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