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RE: Action item on syntax-based interoperability

From: Elliotte Rusty Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2003 20:48:06 -0400
Message-Id: <p06002009bbbcd4d5dec7@[]>
To: "Dare Obasanjo" <dareo@microsoft.com>, "Tim Bray" <tbray@textuality.com>, <www-tag@w3.org>

At 3:59 PM -0700 10/22/03, Dare Obasanjo wrote:

>So JavaScript and DHTML is not an interoperable part of the Web?

Of course it it's not, as anybody who uses anything other than 
Internet Explorer on Windows knows all too well. It isn't even close 
to being an interoperable part of the Web. The sites that use syntax 
work. The sites that use DOM and JavaScript don't.

>  Is
>Flash also not part of the Web?

Ditto, though Flash is marginally more interoperable across platforms 
than JavaScript and DHTML. That probably has something to do with 
Flash not being designed by Microsoft.


   Elliotte Rusty Harold
   Processing XML with Java (Addison-Wesley, 2002)
Received on Wednesday, 22 October 2003 22:23:35 UTC

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