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Re: acid2

From: Philip TAYLOR <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
Date: Fri, 01 Jul 2005 11:50:24 +0100
Message-ID: <42C51FF0.5050408@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
To: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
CC: Mikko Rantalainen <mikko.rantalainen@peda.net>, www-style@w3.org

Read it, tried it (poor navigation : a guide that explains
how the test works should not feature before a brief guide
as to how to run the test itself), found Mozilla 1.7.6
defective, followed the link to "report the bug" and was
told to "validate your XHTML to be certain it contains
no errors, and check your CSS while you’re at it."  Since
it's not my (X)HTML and not my CSS, this advice is not
only redundant but completely irrelevant.  Could I respectfully
suggest that at least some of the material be re-written ?

Philip Taylor
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Håkon Wium Lie wrote:

 > Also sprach Mikko Rantalainen:
 >
 >  > > [...] Specifically, MS has refused to comply with any
 >  > > standard they didn't invent.  This is painfully obvious in IE, especially
 >  > > concerning CSS.  Just because MS hasn't done it does not doom the product
 >  > > in question. [...]
 >  >
 >  > You cannot accurately predict the future based on history. MS might
 >  > have ignored many standards in the past but you cannot really say
 >  > that they have ignored all standards and much less that they will do
 >  > so in the future.
 >
 > With the development of IE7, Microsoft has a once-in-a-decade
 > opportunity to show that they care about web standards. The Acid2 test
 > has been written to help browser vendors make sure their products
 > correctly support features that web designers would like to use. Make
 > sure you tell you favorite browser vendor (including Opera) to fix the
 > problems exposed by Acid2. When IE7 is out, this should be the first
 > URL you type in:
 >
 >   http://www.webstandards.org/acid2
 >
 > -h&kon
 >               Håkon Wium Lie                          CTO °þe®ª
 > howcome@opera.com                  http://people.opera.com/howcome
 >
 >
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