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Old 05-29-2006, 06:42 AM   #1
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An old but interesting thread:

http://www.macworld.com/forums/ubbth...b=5&o=&fpart=1

   
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An old but interesting thread [on MacWorld]
They got cranky, didn’t they!

If the guy was right — that he could visit most sites without difficulty but not MacWorld — then the magazine was doing something weird.

   
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If the guy was right — that he could visit most sites without difficulty but not MacWorld — then the magazine was doing something weird.
And the argument to make sure your code complies so it will work across more browsers makes sense, too. But the problem with that was mentioned as well: existing content management systems, many of which are many years old and continue to crank out invalid and essentially unfixable code.

If you can design from the ground up, there's no reason not to comply with web standards: the code will work in more browsers with less effort and less and easier maintenance; it will likely be smaller and faster as well. But if you are working with old page-generating software it just may not be practical, and starting all over can be very, very expensive. Some companies may do that only when forced to comply with the law (for accessibility, for instance).

   
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But if you are working with old page-generating software it just may not be practical, and starting all over can be very, very expensive. Some companies may do that only when forced to comply with the law (for accessibility, for instance).
Or if MSIE 7 (or 8) or an upsurge in use of Mozilla-family browsers force the issue.

   
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Or if MSIE 7 (or 8) or an upsurge in use of Mozilla-family browsers force the issue.
True - we may see some major redesigns in the near future!

   
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