On 26/03/2009, at 10:07 AM, Dennis Lapcewich wrote:
The simple process of adding a "favorites link" on a web page is a proprietary function attributed to a single browser designed and developed by its manufacturer solely as marketing mechanism for said company. While on its face this may appear as a user benefit, the actual benefit is just for that single browser and its creator.

Bookmarking or adding a site to your favorites is not a user benefit? You've got to be kidding me.

While some may be inclined to include a "favorites" link on a web page as a method to retain customers, bear in mind the function requires the user to support a proprietary process as well.

Have you been living in a cave? With progressive enhancement, it's possible to improve the user experience of some without negatively affecting others. Not only that, but the competition pressures vendors in positive ways, more often than not leading to standardisation. If vendors sat around holding hands trying to reach consensus before releasing features in their browsers, innovation would halt altogether.

Nathan de Vries

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