Taco,

The company that I work for at the moment cannot afford to say 'bye bye' to 5% of web 
users (let alone 2%) for the simple fact that 5% represents THOUSANDS of customers all 
wanting to pay us money to provide them with web services.

BTW, You were 'web designing' in 1991...?

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> Unfortunately, while we do vaguely know what *most* of the
> users use right now, we don't know at any point, for any
> particular site, what those *specific* users are browsing with,
> and what they will be browsing with in the future.
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> Is it really still vague? 
> If we keep thinking like this, will we ever get a standard?
> 
> I realize years ago, it was crazy to say, "hey I will only code for > Browser X", 
> because there was such a variety used out there. But lately > it has been quite 
> obvious what the USERS are using (and once again let > me stress out that that does 
> not mean I agree with what they are using) > the two browsers at the top are 
> Internet Explorer and Mozilla, with > Internet Explorer Leading. 
> Cool, time to say bye bye to EVERY other browser that is not within this > range, 
> i.e. the ones that only have a share of 5% or less percent. Let > the top two battle 
> it out, i.e. let's see who the users will choose in > the next two years, after 
> that, bye bye number 2. One browser left, and > we can all code for one browser (or 
> engine/parser if they wised up and > used the same backend but different front-end) 
> and we can all finally > start using those fancy features that we have stayed away 
> from because > they don't work in every browser.
> 
> ;-))
> Taco
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