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Re: Browsers will never get it right [was Re:Blocked-base parsing?]

From: Orion Adrian <orion.adrian@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2005 14:19:58 -0400
Message-ID: <abd6c80105091511195fa6564@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-style@w3.org

On 9/15/05, Daniel Glazman <daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com> wrote:
> Laurens Holst wrote:
> >>> Let's also study why lame VHS killed superior Betamax, ok?
> >>
> >> I'm fairly positive it has something to do with VHS holding 6 hours
> >> and Betamax only holding 2. Though I could be wrong. Superiority is
> >> determined by the market.
> >
> > No, it had to do with the fact that Philips did not allow porn to be
> > released for the Betamax.
> More seriously: no, superiority is NOT determined by the market. Success is.
> Betamax was superior to VHS and still is.

Is not superiority an opinion? What factors are more important than
other factors? Is not then the superior product the one that the
majority of people choose to use or buy speaking volumes not just with
words but with their pocketbooks?

> So I think your original "we'll see that client side CSS and Javascript isn't a
> good solution" is just pure nonsense - and deep utopia. (yes, I perfectly got
> the context of that quote)

I'm glad you did, because I didn't. Seriously I wasn't quoting or
alluding to anything. Also I'm not a utopian. I'm not seeking this
because I feel it's an ideal solution based on personal beliefs. I'm
seeking this because I think real, usable solutions will be made
possible by it.


Orion Adrian
Received on Thursday, 15 September 2005 18:20:06 UTC

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