Consider this browser filtering a "system requirements" list of the site. There is nothing wrong in "system requirements" when it comes to games, right? That's the same thing. My site requires a lot of features I found to be available in IE. Besides, most companies don't have Linux versions of their software. It is not wrong to say that you develop to a specific platform. Again... Standards are great, when it is cost effective (Tom, that's what I had in mind when said "think business") to stick to them. But to achieve non-HTML effects in all browsers requires developing twice... Since my site is to be used by specific users I find it reasonable to require them to use a specific browser. Not only this, I can tell you that most users use XP machines, so I can be 90% sure that they already have IE6. Guys, this is all part of the whole picture... And just to clarify one issue, if this was a commercial site there is no doubt I'd create it to support most browsers. Here in Israel we are always complaining that browsers are not designed to handle right-to-left languages (even with dir=rtl there are bugs), and that's our problem here. But the advantage we have here (over US and Europe) is that MOST MOST MOST users here use IE. That's a fact too, so we can allow ourselves to ignore other browsers when it comes to solutions like mine (I think I didn't say it is an E Learning platform). I must admit that now the discussion is far more interesting than it was before! Thanks, David. -----Original Message----- From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Simon Perry Sent: Wednesday, July 07, 2004 7:18 PM To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: Re: The need for IE-only sites? (was RE: [thelist] Identify a Web Crawler's request) David Travis wrote: >Hi Chris, > >The baker metaphor is interesting... I imagine what the browser would say to >his user after visiting the site... "Hey, Bill, don't visit this site >again... it serves me XMLs and XSLTs to process! I am the client! This is >not a service!"... > > Lets try some other analogies then... Imagine a shop that Actively discriminates against 1 in 10 visitors and does not let them in. Forces the other 90% to use a torch, not provided by the shop, so that they can actually see what is on offer. -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !