[pcductape] Re: Foxfire news

  • From: "Huntress" <sanneumann@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 9 Dec 2004 12:06:23 -0500

You should write reviews for Mozilla Pam!

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Pam 
  To: pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Thursday, December 09, 2004 11:50 AM
  Subject: [pcductape] Re: Foxfire news


  Without getting technical and involved it has to do with scripting, browser
  security and W3C standards again Trapper. IE/MS has always played its own
  game, created rules on the way, etc. Same with their browser. Some of IE's
  abilities are great and I wish they would catch on with other browsers but
  some of their functions utilize the very things that make other browsers
  more secure than IE.

  Personally, I think that a lot of it has to do with quietly making people
  want to use their product. Think about it... create a system that everyone
  thinks that they have to use YOUR methods and YOUR product and what have you
  got? A money maker giant.

  Now I won't believe it until I see it for myself but I understand that is
  part of what MS is working on in their new browser that probably won't ship
  until Longhorn comes out, security, standards compliance, W3C standards,
  etc. I hope so. It will mean many web designers having to learn a different
  way of doing things but in the long run many feel it will go far in
  propelling the industry forward.

  The sad part is that there really isn't much that the IE browser can do that
  other browsers cannot, if anything at all. The problem is actually in
  programmers who choose to program for IE only without regard to whether it
  will work in other browsers or not. It is within the web developers' hands
  today to eliminate the problem like what Carl mentioned but it means doing
  things differently and some aren't ready to do that yet.

  Pam

  >-----Original Message-----
  >From: pcductape-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  >[mailto:pcductape-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of trapper
  >Sent: Thursday, December 09, 2004 10:15 AM
  >To: pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  >Subject: [pcductape] Re: Foxfire news
  >
  >
  >I don't expect an answer to this, mainly because I am sure the answer is
  >rather involved,
  >but my curiosity does get up when you say those things. Makes me wonder
  >why one browser will locate it and the other won't. Is this because of
  >the browser or something that the " farmers" did to make it that way? If
  >so why..what Advantage does a browser have in putting out a product that
  >wont find ( be equal to) what the other will.
  >
  >
  >Carl Martin wrote:
  >
  >>
  >> Foxfire will not pull up forms at Farmers "https" website.   Only
  >> Internet Explorer  5 & 6 will do so.
  >>
  >> Carl
  >>
  >>
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