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RE: [xml-dev] Microsoft's deeply cynicalappealto"standards comp liance"

Double irony: I blindly went out to Mike's link with my IE 5.5 browser (my
company's standard), and of course my "user experience" of the Opera page
was far "less than optimal" with IE. In fact, all I saw was a bunch of
overlaid colored squares at the the top of the page and some of the link bar
at the bottom. Still not noticing that it ended in ".xml", I tried it on NN
4.7, which of course was pretty much blank. However, NN 6.0 displays it
fine, now if only it started up faster! (Maybe I'll download Opera, and make
my desktop support people even more annoyed...)

-----Original Message-----
From: Champion, Mike [mailto:Mike.Champion@SoftwareAG-USA.com]
Sent: Friday, October 26, 2001 3:52 PM
To: Joshua Allen; Ken North; xml-dev@lists.xml.org; sateesh narahari
Subject: RE: [xml-dev] Microsoft's deeply cynical appealto"standards
comp liance"

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Joshua Allen [mailto:joshuaa@microsoft.com]
> Sent: Friday, October 26, 2001 12:58 PM
> To: Ken North; xml-dev@lists.xml.org; sateesh narahari
> Subject: RE: [xml-dev] Microsoft's deeply cynical appealto"standards
> compliance"
> It is really hard to imagine any logic behind the recent
> move, other than "ooops!"
I don't really want to continue flogging this dead horse, but I just
saw Opera's press release on this episode:

"The irony of Microsoft's claim to standards-support is complete when you
check the MSN.com site for compliance with the XHTML standard. Anyone can go
to the W3C's standards validation service at http://validator.w3.org/ and
type in www.msn.com. The document returned demonstrates clearly that not a
single document on their site adheres to W3C specifications, and many of
their documents do not use XHTML at all, e.g. http://careers.msn.com/."

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