RE: Microsoft's deeply cynicalappealto"standards comp liance"
Double irony: I blindly went out to Mike's link with my IE 5.5 browser (my company's standard), and of course my "user experience" of the Opera page was far "less than optimal" with IE. In fact, all I saw was a bunch of overlaid colored squares at the the top of the page and some of the link bar at the bottom. Still not noticing that it ended in ".xml", I tried it on NN 4.7, which of course was pretty much blank. However, NN 6.0 displays it fine, now if only it started up faster! (Maybe I'll download Opera, and make my desktop support people even more annoyed...) -----Original Message----- From: Champion, Mike [mailto:Mike.Champion@S...] Sent: Friday, October 26, 2001 3:52 PM To: Joshua Allen; Ken North; xml-dev@l...; sateesh narahari Subject: RE: Microsoft's deeply cynical appealto"standards comp liance" > -----Original Message----- > From: Joshua Allen [mailto:joshuaa@m...] > Sent: Friday, October 26, 2001 12:58 PM > To: Ken North; xml-dev@l...; sateesh narahari > Subject: RE: Microsoft's deeply cynical appealto"standards > compliance" > > > It is really hard to imagine any logic behind the recent > move, other than "ooops!" I don't really want to continue flogging this dead horse, but I just saw Opera's press release on this episode: http://www.opera.com/pressreleases/xhtml/20011026.xml "The irony of Microsoft's claim to standards-support is complete when you check the MSN.com site for compliance with the XHTML standard. Anyone can go to the W3C's standards validation service at http://validator.w3.org/ and type in www.msn.com. The document returned demonstrates clearly that not a single document on their site adheres to W3C specifications, and many of their documents do not use XHTML at all, e.g. http://careers.msn.com/." ----------------------------------------------------------------- The xml-dev list is sponsored by XML.org <http://www.xml.org>, an initiative of OASIS <http://www.oasis-open.org> The list archives are at http://lists.xml.org/archives/xml-dev/ To subscribe or unsubscribe from this elist use the subscription manager: <http://lists.xml.org/ob/adm.pl> This message may contain information which is private, privileged or confidential and is intended solely for the use of the individual or entity named in the message. If you are not the intended recipient of this message, please notify the sender thereof and destroy / delete the message. Neither the sender nor Sappi Limited (including its subsidiaries and associated companies) shall incur any liability resulting directly or indirectly from accessing any of the attached files which may contain a virus or the like.
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