On or about 9/16/2009 5:47 PM, Mark Hansen typed the following:
On 09/16/09 12:45, JeffM wrote:
Mozilla-compliant browsers work very well rendering HTML.
Again: Rendering NON-HTML is NOT their job.
Good grief. Why, then, do you think Gecko-based browsers are
in the market? Many, many web sites do not have good HTML.
Perhaps the foundation should take the browsers off the market
until all the site developers get their act together and start
writing good HTML code?
The fact is that if you want to be a browser in today's web,
you need to be able to work in today's web.
M$ is NOT God. Standards have been made. W3C uses those standards.
Many browsers use those standards. M$ and some web creators do not
follow those standards. Yes, they are not laws, but if all would abide
by the standards there would be no problem and all browsers would work
If all drivers followed all the laws, there would be fewer accidents.
Probably. But they don't, and a driver who assumes they will is in for a
rude awakening, most likely in a hospital the day after their accident.
A real-world driver must be prepared for such violations, and even
expect them in certain contexts. Browsers must do the same.
War doesn't determine who's right, just who's left.
Paul B. Gallagher
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