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Re: Mess = (Javascript && (AOL || Netcom))

On Wed, 21 Feb 1996 11:57:24 -0500, you wrote:

>Ohhh Mike!
>'incorrect-parsing-glory', huh?  I guess you're not aware that Netscape =
>broke from the 'correct' standards when they changed from '<!-- comment =
>>' to '<!-- comment -->'.  The fact that Lynx, AOL, Mosaic and ALL other =
>browsers read '>' as end of comment is not THEIR problem its YOURS and =
>ours together.
>How is any Web Developer supposed to create a Javascript site for a =
>small business whose only access is through AOL?  They might be OK with =
>the fact that they can't use the JS applications, but I gaurentee that =
>you'll lose the account if you're function and variable references shine =
>through between their beautiful logo!
>We need to work together and figure out how to code correctly and =
>discretely for alternative browsers.


I'm heart borken...Our hero has fallen...<G>
I never expected you to be on that side of the fence..<G>

Of course, I agree with you that Netscape created a "booboo" with the
changing of the comment syntax. (BTW, was that included with the HTML
3.0 submissions or not?)  But who should lead the pack in changes?

Do you want Net progress to falter because we let AOL "lead the way"
in development?  I think not.  Netscape made a judgement call.  So
far, Netscape supports more formats than any of the other browsers do.

I look at the problem from the other side...That little company that
uses AOL for Web access, has a problem.  By not gaining "real" Net
access, they have already limited themselves.  That was their call.
Should you or I be forced to support EVERY old browser out there?

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