RE: <Further LC Followup from IE> RE: Potential bugs identified in XHR LC Test Suite

On Wed, 18 Jun 2008, Zhenbin Xu wrote:
> In the case there isn't clear technical differences, I don't think we 
> should pick the right solution based on implementer's cost. Rather We 
> should base it on customer impact. A bank with 6000 applications built 
> on top of IE's current APIs simply would not be happy if some 
> applications cannot run due to changes in some underlying object model. 
> And this is not IE's problem alone since the bank simply cannot upgrade 
> or change the browser, if all other browsers result in the same 
> breakage.

For non-Web HTML pages like in this example, solutions like IE's "IE7 
mode" are fine. IMHO we should be concentrating on pages on the Web, not 
on browser-specific pages -- interoperability isn't relevant when the 
page isn't intended to run on multiple browsers.

Ian Hickson               U+1047E                )\._.,--....,'``.    fL       U+263A                /,   _.. \   _\  ;`._ ,.
Things that are impossible just take longer.   `._.-(,_..'--(,_..'`-.;.'

Received on Thursday, 19 June 2008 04:48:48 UTC