[thelist] Tip o'the day (x2)

martin.p.burns at uk.pwcglobal.com martin.p.burns at uk.pwcglobal.com
Fri Feb 16 11:43:50 CST 2001

Memo from Martin P Burns of PricewaterhouseCoopers

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Agreed that a client would have to dedicate billable
hours to backward compatibility, so a decision has to
be taken where the breakeven point is (which may involve
softer issues like 'reputation').

However, upgrade migrations needs to be thought about,
and you need to think about "When will each level of browser
be unsupported" - and IE4 & NN4 are not the same level of browser
by any means.

Of course, if you've got your content separated from your presentation,
producing multiple versions of the entire site is not a difficult thing...


Please respond to thelist at lists.evolt.org
To:   thelist at lists.evolt.org

Subject:  RE: [thelist] Tip o'the day (x2)

I just figured it was an interesting take.  If
MS can dump all support for Win95, and Apple can
tell the 68k users to get lost, at what point
do we decide to pull the plug on IE4 and NN4?

The main reason I don't think that reference
to evolt.org is relevant here is this:  people
did the work on making that site work with
'relic' browsers.  In a commercial context, that
would involve a client dedicating billable hours
to the job.  These days, that almost certainly
involves an ROI in negative numbers.

WSP are arguing that v4 browsers should be thrown
into the 'relic' category.

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