W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > www-talk@w3.org > January to February 1996

Re: Microsoft IE -- it just gets better and better

From: Mike Meyer <mwm@contessa.phone.net>
Date: Mon, 29 Jan 1996 10:42:59 PST
Message-Id: <19960129.75D65A0.A224@contessa.phone.net>
To: www-talk@w3.org
> On Mon, 29 Jan 1996, Mike Meyer wrote:
> > Just specifying text/netscape-html probably works for 90% of the
> I disagree, although I'd like to be able to agree.  If Netscape had
> implemented this when they first added extensions to HTML, this would be
> workable.

If NetScape had done that, we'd also have lots of real-world
experience doing content negotiation.

> This is a stopgap solution, but it doesn't fill the 'gap'.  Old versions
> of Netscape and other browsers would prevent this from working.

I agree completely. However, this argument applies to ANY stopgap
solution. It also hinders a "complete" solution - content providers
have to either deal with older browsers (including the NetScape 0.9
I'm still getting hits from) or ignore them.

Unless there is a complete solution that's close, some form of stopgap
would be a real benefit to almost everyone.

Received on Monday, 29 January 1996 13:49:49 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Tuesday, 6 January 2015 21:32:58 UTC