[ILUG] compaq's search page and linux...
waider at waider.ie
Fri Jan 25 23:44:13 GMT 2002
On January 25, rick at linuxmafia.com said:
> (If you were posting what was intended as very dry humour, then my
Well, no. And I'm not trying to start a flame war, or get you to
reiterate the content of the link you hurled, or any such thing. Since
the URL you hurled uses the customer as a lever, let me put it like
this: if you create a page that follows the appropriate DTDs
perfectly, and renders beautifully in My Favourite Browser but doesn't
render properly in IE without breaking from the DTD, then a good 80%
of your potential customers are going to have a, uh, sub-optimal 'web
experience'. From a purely fiscal point of view, it's better if the
shoe is on the other foot, so the Mozilla/Opera/Galeon/Konqueror
people can go hang.
Also, I think you might want to go back and redo that page. It's out
of date and makes a few correct but statistically marginal assumptions
about the web-browsing population.
Of course, the point I was trying to make more strongly was that a web
browser that crashes in the face of a given web page is broken,
regardless of what sort of nonsense is on the web page. So I'll say it
again: nothing on a web page should ever, ever make your browser
Waider. And, um, yes. This is WAY off topic, I'm sure.
waider at waider.ie / Yes, it /is/ very personal of me.
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