[thelist] Re: SPAM-LOW: Re: Common Practice vs Standards

Alan McCoy a.r.mccoy at larc.nasa.gov
Tue Jan 25 16:07:16 CST 2005

In a perfect world, that'd be great. I'd be right there with you coding 
nothin' but standards-compliant XHTML & CSS.

However, the market share of browsers being what it is (IE way in the 
lead), you won't see an IE shutout happening anytime soon.

Most sites are in the business of making money and if the largest 
percentage of users are hitting the site with IE, then they'll make sure 
they have no problems at all getting around.

In short, it's all about the Benjamins.

Alan McCoy
http://www.coingo.net/freeapple - Free Mac Stuff!

dwain wrote:

> Alan McCoy wrote:
>> Justin Kozuch @ pxLabs wrote:
>>> What I find ironic is, the same standards they helped develop, they 
>>> totally ignore them.
>>> Another reason why I use Firefox, and another reason why everyone 
>>> should ditch IE.
>> Amen! And what's worse, MS doesn't plan on doing anything about IE's 
>> faults anytime soon. We'll just have to live with it (in other words, 
>> code around it!)
>> -- 
>> Alan McCoy
>> http://www.coingo.net/freeapple - Free Mac Stuff!
> i wonder what would happen if we didn't code for it at all.  are there 
> more web standard coders than not?  would that not be the way to force 
> microsoft's hand, maybe, and have them step into line.  is there a 
> move to ask adobe and macromedia to make their wysiwyg programs write 
> code that validates and are to w3c standards?  that would really force 
> microsoft to adjust to the industry instead of the industry adjusting 
> to microsoft.
> dwain

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