[REBOL] Re: Browser gripe
From: sunandadh:aol at: 15-Mar-2002 9:52
> The browser share statistics were interesting and powerful (interestingly
> the statistics seem to encouraging more sites to be unreadable in
> That said though, I reject (working within my limited webpage capability)
> locking off access to non-IE users to codeconscious.com for obvious
> It will be interesting to see how non-pc or non-Windows based browsers
> affect those statistics in the years to come.
Today's statistics may be tomorrow's history -- there's a strong rumour that
AOL will revert to bundling Netscape/Mozilla in a future release --
unleashing tens of millions of users who'd expect sites to still work for
It makes sense -- why own Netscape and bundle Microsoft?
The moral I draw is the same as yours --- to stick to the standards not the
vendor's extensions. I do most of my browsing with Opera and will only fire
up IE or NN/MZ on a site that chokes on Opera if it really looks worth my
I guess I'm with Tim Berners-Lee when he says "The power of the Web is in its
universality" -- why dilute that power by restricting access?