[thelist] Standards advice

howcheng at ix.netcom.com howcheng at ix.netcom.com
Sat Jan 4 01:50:02 CST 2003

You have it exactly. Large commercial sites need their content to appear
essentially the same on as many browsers as possible, thus facilitating the
"lowest common denominator" approach.

On Sat, 04 Jan 2003 03:47:49 -0000 Daniel Fascia <danfascia at totalise.co.uk>

> I have noticed that many large scale commercial
> sites such as
> yahoo and amazon do not use more modern
> standards such as
> XHTML and never in fact specify doctypes.
> I am assuming that this is to botch the browser
> into a sort of version
> 4 mode which they know will work on most
> platforms

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