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Re: [xml-dev] Microsoft's deeply cynical appeal to"standards compliance"

Boy if ever there was a case of getting ones' panties tied in a knot over
something totally insignificant.

If Microsoft wants to blow off all those people for MSN, they hardly have a
monopoly in Internet portals, let them do it. I'd be much more concerned if
it were flipped the other way, if for some reason MSIE didn't work with
Yahoo or Google, ie a site that has some value. (I hope I'm not giving them
any ideas! ;->)

I never go to MSN. I don't like it. It's impossible to read. It's written
for people with a fourth grade education. It's Microsoft content. It's

BTW, you want something to get riled up over -- remember Smart Tags. They're
coming back for sure.


War on Terror!


----- Original Message -----
From: "Edd Dumbill" <edd@usefulinc.com>
To: "Joshua Allen" <joshuaa@microsoft.com>
Cc: "Edd Dumbill" <edd@usefulinc.com>; "XML-DEV" <xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2001 4:01 PM
Subject: Re: [xml-dev] Microsoft's deeply cynical appeal to "standards

> On Thu, Oct 25, 2001 at 03:31:27PM -0700, Joshua Allen wrote:
> > Msn.com loads fine for me using Netscape 6.1, so it is apparently not an
> > issue with "non-IE" browsers.
> You're quite right on that score, I mis-wrote.  However, I don't believe
> this changes the main thrust of my complaint.  Thanks for the rest of
> your message on this topic.  -- Edd
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