railway system web site only supported Microsoft Internet Explorer
versions 4.5 and up as valid browsers when the site premiered,
leaving users of other browsers without train information. The site
also announced that only MSIE was supported, further driving people
For web developers Peter Blokland, Valentijn Sessink and Wiard
Gorter, enough was enough. They decided to build a shadow web site
that shows travelers needed information in a standardized way, so
that everybody could read it no matter what browser they used."