RE: The Browser Wars are Dead! Long Live the Browser Wars!
Have at. But if that means I have to ditch a client that uses a language that gets the work done in a few lines of code vs a thousand, runs fast and is highly reliable over a system that can return 404 and has the highest maintenance costs in the business, no thanks. For browsing the web, use a browser. It just isn't that important to commercial application development. All buttons don't use hyperlinks regardless of perceptions. len -----Original Message----- From: Mike Champion [mailto:mc@x...] 10/17/2002 11:12:37 AM, Paul Prescod <paul@p...> wrote: >You said: "The browser wars are over. The browser lost." > >You are wrong on both counts I strongly agree with Paul here. IE rules, but is not a source of much useful innovation these days. I very happily paid the $40 or whatever for Opera because it is SO much faster (on a 1GHz machine!) than IE or Mozilla, and SO much easier to quickly configure to block out annoying animations, Flash-ing thingies, popups, etc. but quickly reconfigurable to use a site that demands this nonsense be enabled. Mozilla on the other hand has a lot more suport for cutting-edge XML stuff (e.g. SVG, DOM). Now if Opera would only support XML DOM <grr>. (Not sure about SVG support in Opera ... bare minimum, I think) Even if the standards bodies and open source community don't keep up, there are a lot of proprietary (but potentially universally deployed) technologies that keep the browser a viable platform for innovation and realistic zero-client-footprint applications. I understand the urge to move innovative technologies (which XDocs does appear to be!) into the revenue-generating Office line than the freebie IE, but that leaves a vaccuum that there is plenty of ability for a new browser war to fill quickly.
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