[thelist] Netscape... why?

Martin Burns martin at easyweb.co.uk
Sat Jun 8 09:59:01 CDT 2002

On Saturday, June 8, 2002, at 03:36  pm, Max Wyss wrote:

> However, such applications could be more considered to be closed user
> group applications, meaning that if you work for them, you know what
> to program for... and it would be just for that.

Which is fine if you're told about it.

But the way I found out about OS apps in a front office banking
environment was when I was working for one of those banks on their
intranet, and we suddenly got a lot of calls that it was 'broken'.
Reason being, we'd been told that it was NT/IE4+ only, but then they
opened it to all the Customer Service staff.

Built more flexibly with less strict dependencies on target user
platforms, this wouldn't have caused the vast amount of hassle it did.
Ever tried changing the coding in a multi-thousand (actually multi-10^4)
page intranet with hundreds of authors who code static pages with

Assumptions are Bad Things. They tend to bite you in the bum.

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