Re: alternative web browser to netscape
On Wed, 10 Apr 2002 07:51:36 -0700
Jaye Inabnit ke6sls <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> The last paragraph is indicative of the masses: "I am not interested in
> telling web designers ~." Simply multiply that by your local census,
> and soon it becomes apparent how horrible problems begin.
> I *do* take the time to post notes to webmins when I hit a site I can
> not access without forking over money to M$. I don't have M$ on my box,
> and I am going to keep it that way, but I still want to access the info
> I am seeking. I don't think that it is asking too much.
> Apologies if I seem condescending, I don't mean to be.
Not at all. No offence taken.
I am not a programmer. I am an end user. At work I use Windows and can
access almost every web site going. At home I have problem after problem
*for whatever reason*. I share my house with a friend and he often uses my
computer - it is very hard trying to explain why we are using Linux when
he cannot access so may web pages. He is certainly not interested in the
slightest what a web designer uses to create his/her web site - he just
wants to access the information on it. If I suggested to him that he
contact web designers to complain about their web sites he would think I
was an idiot - 'I can access them using Windows, so what's the problem?'
would be his retort.
If you wish not to access sites written poorly, or using MS code, then you
are free to make that choice. Let's have a web browser which accesses all
web sites and I can have my choice too.
The point I am trying to make is that if a large percentage of the world
is using MS IE-specific code in spite of the best efforts of yourself and
others, it is surely far easier for Linux programmers to change whatever
is needed in Mozilla, Galeon et al. so that these pages can be accessed
than to change the habits of the web-designers around the world. Whether
we like it or not certain methods or techniques become the norm due to
sheer weight of numbers using them. This is the way of the world. The best
methods do not necessarily win through - the Video2000/Betamax/VHS issue
immediately springs to mind where the poorest quality format won the
I do agree with you in principle, but in practice it is not you or me who
decides what people use to design web-sites.
Using Debian Linux
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