On 05 Jun 2011 at 21:28, Geoff Shang <ge...@quitelikely.com> wrote: 

> On Sun, 5 Jun 2011, Richard Riley wrote:
>> If they allowed incompatible browsers that caused havoc then before you
>> know it the great unwashed would be demanding more and better support or
>> complaining about lack of functionality. Doing what they do they make it
>> very clear from day one.
> This would be a fair enough attitude if they only applied it to their
> member sections, but they don't.  They set themselves up as publishers of
> information, page hosts of sorts, then don't let anyone in who wants to
> *read* them.

This sums it up better than I could:

Anyone who slaps a 'this page is best viewed with Browser X' label on
a Web page appears to be yearning for the bad old days, before the Web,
when you had very little chance of reading a document written on another
computer, another word processor, or another network. -- Tim Berners-Lee

Cheers  --  Tim

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