[LINK] Any browser campaign
Tue, 27 Mar 2001 17:55:52 +1000
There is lots of good advice on the anybrowser site, but the logic seems to
be back to front to me. It is a logical absurdity to try to design sites
that are compatible with an unknown number of browsers of arbitrary
characteristics. Sites should be designed to generate HTML to certain
specified version(s) and browsers should state what versions of HTML /
number of validation checks to run and a reference point if a certain page
does not display properly on a certain browser.
I know its not quite this simple in practice but I think the principle
makes more sense.
At 04:32 PM 27/03/01 +1000, Chirgwin, Richard wrote:
>Can I ask a question: are there any validation tools, commercial or
>otherwise, that will help test against the less common browsers? - ie, find
>out why it "won't display in Opera" and so on?
>From: Chirgwin, Richard [mailto:Richard.Chirgwin@informa.com.au]
>Sent: Tuesday, 27 March 2001 12:10
>Subject: RE: [LINK] Any browser campaign
>Oh what a GOOD idea. Just logged into Qantas:
>>The Qantas website has been optimised to support
>>most of the recent browser versions of Netscape and Explorer.
>>The site is not currently optimised to the needs of
>>the recently released Netscape 6 browser.
>>Changes are being made so Netscape 6 users can use the site.
>>In the mean time and for optimal performance, it is suggested
>>that you use one of the following browsers which can be
>>downloaded from the vendors website.
>Now, I'm not going to get into an argument about the merits of Netscape 6.
>But really, what pig-brained arrogance: "the tastes of our sensitive artists
>are more important than our customers' ability to access the site".
>From: Tony Barry [mailto:me@Tony-Barry.emu.id.au]
>Sent: Tuesday, 27 March 2001 10:20
>Subject: [LINK] Any browser campaign
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