"I am writing this story as a concerned Webmaster (and major
Perl/PHP geek) and Linux/Unix sysadmin who believes in freedom of
software choice. My topic today is something which I've been
meaning to write about, but which events today have convinced me
that I must speak up on immediately-- namely, the slow IE-ization
of the Web, and what it means for the Unix community."
"We are entering a bold and rather frightening new era in the
continual evolution of the Web, an era in which Netscape's
long-held lead, now turned into a straggling second place, becomes
ever more a thing of the past. While us geeks have turned a blind
eye, Microsoft has been quietly adding "feature" after "feature" to
IE, designed to break compatibility with Netscape. These are
features that no other browser has-- things like support for odd
graphics formats in inline graphics (for instance, .BMP), support
for backslashes (!!!) instead of forward-slashes in IMG tags, and
"Since hardly anyone edits HTML by hand any more (I do, for the
record, and a lot of those reading this might, but look at Joe
Average Web Developer nowadays and see if he can), those browsing
the Web are at the mercy of whatever garbagey HTML the latest GUI
"Web editors" produce. Increasingly often, those "Web editors" are
made by Microsoft-- namely, Front Page (in its various
incarnations) and Word (which, while not a Web editor, can output
HTML, and many people use it for this). For obvious reasons, code
output by MS editors will very often render properly only in..
(GomerPyle)surprise, surprise, surprise...(/GomerPyle) IE."
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