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

From: M. Hedlund <hedlund@best.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Jan 1996 10:30:46 -0800 (PST)
To: Mike Meyer <mwm@contessa.phone.net>
Cc: www-talk@w3.org
Message-Id: <Pine.SGI.3.91.960129102015.17945C-100000@shellx.best.com>

On Mon, 29 Jan 1996, Mike Meyer wrote:
> Just specifying text/netscape-html probably works for 90% of the
> content providers who care, as most of them seem to want nothing more
> than to distinguish netscape from the rest of the world.
> Yes, it's not a complete solution, and it's not perfect. But it solves
> the majority of users problems, and is a lot better than what we've
> got now.

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.  Since, however, I still get _plenty_ of hits from pre-1.1 
versions of Netscape, we would still be left doing UA negotiation for a 
very long time.

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

Marc Hedlund <hedlund@best.com>, <marc@organic.com>
Received on Monday, 29 January 1996 13:33:33 UTC

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