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Scott Andrews: The Browser War: Nobody's fault but yours

Feb 04, 2001, 13:19 (30 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Scott Andrews)

"Please excuse the angry tone of this lecture. My hands still hurt from hours of debugging reams of HTML and JavaScript that supposedly works cross-browser."

"If you believe everything you read, especially if everything you read nowadays comes in some sort of punditry from the Web, you already know the cry: Netscape is dead. Microsoft rules."

"I'm here to tell you a little something. If you're a web developer, listen close:

It's YOUR fault."

"You look hurt. Why? This is what you wanted, right? After all, it was you lamenting the fact that none of the cool tricks Internet Explorer provides aren't available in Netscape. It was you who downloaded the beta of Netscape 6, watched in dismay as your Dreamweaver-generated code fell apart, and immediately went to the nearest BBS to proclaim your loyalty to Microsoft. It was you, who nodded in agreement when one self-styled guru or another claimed that the Mozilla project was a ghost ship with no captain at the wheel."

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