The need for IE-only sites? (was RE: [thelist] Identify a WebCrawler's request)

Robert Gormley robert at
Wed Jul 7 18:26:29 CDT 2004

> --- David Travis <dwork at> wrote:
> > 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.
> The comparison to games is definitely apples and oranges - not the same
> thing at all. I'm not
> arguing that you have the absolute right to make system requirements of
> your users, especially in
> a closed system. I just argue the need to do so. We used to do that here

True, to a degree, but you could extend that and say "Java has graphics
extensions" (or whatever they're called), so why can't games be platform
agnostic, too?



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