CNET: Sites Bow to Microsoft's Browser King
Jul 09, 2002, 13:00 (46 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Festa)
"When he co-founded Netscape Communications in 1994, Jim Clark
introduced a Web browser that promised computer users a way around
the Microsoft juggernaut.
"Now online photo print shop Shutterfly, another Clark-founded
venture, has a succinct warning for visitors who come to the site
using the latest versions of Netscape: Beware. Versions 6 and
higher of the browser are "unsupported," meaning people who use
them cannot take advantage of several site features and may run
into glitches not found with Microsoft's Internet Explorer,
according to a browser error message being published on the site as
of last Wednesday.
"Shutterfly's browser preference page is more than ironic; it
reflects an ongoing bias among some Web sites to write and test
their pages for the browser most people use--Internet Explorer. The
trend lives on despite the support Web standards receive from
several new browsers, including Netscape's latest, its open-source
cousin Mozilla and others such as Opera and iCab..."