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

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2005 10:20:22 +0000 (UTC)
To: Laurens Holst <lholst@students.cs.uu.nl>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0509161016580.23166@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Fri, 16 Sep 2005, Laurens Holst wrote:
> > >
> > > That's basically just describing the normal lifecycle of standards.  
> > > Start with bloat; new lean and mean targetted; industry committees; 
> > > new bloat.
> > 
> > At some point, hopefully, a lesson is learned. Don't bloat. Stick with 
> > targetted specs. Not every company is making these mistakes. 
> > Ironically Google has learned to keep it's products lean and keep them 
> > lean. Ben Goodger of Firefox seemed to learn the lesson as well and 
> > understood that extensions were key.
>   
> Firefox is a new product. Who knows how bloated (or un-bloated) it will be in
> 10 years?

Firefox's rendering engine is not new. It is about 7 years old now. (It's 
true that it is constantly under threat of becoming bloated as people keep 
asking for more and more standards to be supported, often without any good 
reason whatsoever; but efforts are made to ensure that only the sensible 
requests are accepted.)

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