Re: Start with HTML or XHTML? (slightly OT)
by Robin Liston <rliston(at)cox.net>
||Wed, 13 Mar 2002 20:01:59 -0800
Just out of curiosity how many of you actually use NN6/Mozilla for everyday
I have NN6.2 and I absolutely loathe it. My "favorite" thing is when you
reload a page many times the page loads completely different or not all.
This includes pages that have been tweaked to work with it. It is also very
slow. I think it is much worse the NN4.x. It behaves poorly on every
computer I've seen.
The only time I fire it up is to test webpages, or else I'd get rid of it.
For people who are anti-IE I think NN4 is usually their first choice. I
don't think NN4 will "die" unless NN6 shapes up quickly.
At 03:42 AM 03/14/2002 +0000, you wrote:
>>From: "Kehvan M. Zydhek" <kehvan(at)zydhek.net>
>>To: "LSN Bluff" <lsnbluff(at)hotmail.com>, <hwg-techniques(at)hwg.org>
>>Subject: Re: Start with HTML or XHTML? (slightly OT)
>>Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2002 06:14:46 -0800
>>The argument against my above recommendation is for older noncompliant
>>browsers like NS4.x. Well, NS4 is still around, in part, because people
>>STILL code for it. Stop coding for it, and it will eventually go away,
>>replaced by better, modern browsers. NS4 had it's day (six years ago or
>>something hideously long like that), but that day is over. Many people
>>are constantly complaining that their site doesn't look good in NS4, and
>>that they need hacks and detectors to convert their site to a lesser
>>version. If more sites were built EXCLUSIVELY for modern browsers, NS4
>>would FINALLY DIE. Yes, there are some who must use that browser for one
>>reason or another, but I think those users are learning that the world
>>has moved on, and if they wish to continue viewing the internet, they,
>>too, must advance. It's almost Darwinian in nature. NS4 had it's moments,
>>but I see absolutely no reason for it to continue to exist. It's a
>>dinosaur, and those of us who continue to support it, while doing the
>>"right" thing ethically by allowing for the widest audience are doing a
>>disservice to all webdesigners (and indirectly, all users of the
>>internet) by supporting a dinosaur. Let it go. Let HTML4 and earlier go.
>>Move up to XHTML, which was made a standard TWO YEARS AGO and support the
>>Ooops... got on a soapbox there, didn't I? Sorry! I guess I feel pretty
>>strongly about this. I just wish more designers had the ability to say
>>"no" to their clients when asked to build NS4 compatible sites. I
>>understand why they don't, of course, but I just WISH they could.
>>Kehvan M. Zydhek
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