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[REBOL] Re: Browser gripe

From: carl:cybercraft at: 17-Mar-2002 10:05

On 16-Mar-02, Petr Krenzelok wrote:
> Porter Woodward wrote: >> Personally, I'm a huge fan of Mozilla 0.98+ (now .99) and IE 5/6. >> Both browsers are fast, render pages well, and very compatible with >> one another. NS 4.x version are all terrible - as a web >> applications developer, it's a major hassle to code for NS 4.x - >> both in terms of HTML and JavaScript. Things like CSS are actually >> rendered _more_ correctly on IE and Moz. And hey when you use >> JavaScript, the DOM isn't all messed up. About a year ago someone >> raised the interesting point that as NS had fallen to around 10% >> market share, that web consultancies should consider charging extra >> to code pages that function identically on IE and NS... Not that I >> necessarilly agree, but it's interesting to consider when you >> realize how many services charge extra for special cases. > Aprox. one year ago, when we started to design our company website, > we considered NS 4.7 line (mainly because I am part of the team and > I used NS :-) But we will soon look into the site once again, > applying some css styles, with no care of IE 3 or NS 4.x. I use > Mozilla here and I am fully satisfied. I used Mozilla on P300 too, > and itpushed my comp to the limits, so I sticked back to NS4. It was > memory issue however, as 64MB is not enough. OTOH, P300 is archaic > piece of hw nowadays :-) > I would consider only Mozilla - NS6, IE5, Opera 5, when designing > the site.
To get this back onto REBOL, (if it ever was:), should RT even consider trying to get View running in browser windows? Number of OSs supported times the number of browsers on those OSs times the number of versions of those browsers is rather a high number, isn't it? That the REBOL IE plugin broke soon after its appearance because of an MS upgrade should be a warning that it's not really worth the bother. -- Carl Read