Re: OT: Web Standards
<quote who="Kent West">
> In other words, are the W3C standards sufficient to provide a
> browser-agnostic world, with all the features that designers need?
> Or does the W3C-approved label simply mean that the page is coded
> to the least common denominator, and is therefore not practical
> PHB-oriented web sites?
i doubt it ..especially on older browsers (netscape 4.x, IE4/3),
these browsers have bugs that screw with the standards ..i'd rather
have a website that is viewable even if it looks weird then
not be able to view it at all.
makes me think of when Opera and MS were having a little PR fight
over CSS? or some recent web technology. Opera said IE wasn't
compliant and had a webpage to proove it(their press release).
So i clicked on that link in opera 5/linux(latest usable one
for me), guess what! nothing but a blank page. nothing was
one of the in house programmers where i work came up with a
MySQL employee directory, i loaded it in Netscape 4.7x, guess
what! blank page..nothing rendered. if i view source its
all there, otherwise, it doesn't load at all.
Mozilla is too slow for me(Most of my machines are 700+Mhz
and 512MB+ ram). Konquerer requires too many libraries and
can break easily because of its dependancy on KDE libs.
Gaelon is the same, depends on a lotta gnome libs which
can break easily(I don't like bleeding edge)
Netscape 6 is about as slow as mozilla. Mozilla is a DOG
on my work machine, a P3-733 512MB ram, Matrox G400 16MB
video, Ultra160 SCSI drive. rendering is ok, but the UI
is soooooooooooooo slow.
so that leaves me with:
Opera 5.x (Opera 6 is unusuable for me, see other threads on why)
Netscape 4.7x(buggy but i still like it a lot)
I could run IE at near native speeds inside VMWARE(vmware
screams on my systems), but i hate IE, and its so insecure
i won't go near it. Ironic that i loved IE back in the 2.0 and
3.0 days, once IE4 beta 2 came out i started switching to
netscape, and haven't looked back..sort of opposite of many
anyways, back to the topic ..if strict W3C compliance means
the pages will break severely in some browsers i don't think
it's worth it. If the page looks weird but is still USABLE
then thats fine from my point of view.
just be sure it doesn't spit up a blank page without rendering
a thing though!
oh how i miss the days of simple html pages and graphics,
fancy crap. An ideal WWW for me would have everything
be server side.