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

Well, I also had the problem with IE 5.5, so I decided to try with Opera
5.11 (French) on Win2K. When loading the said page [1], the GUI tells me the
document and images are loading (all 6 of them), the title of the page shows
up in the window title bar : "Microsoft does an about-face:", then nothing
is rendered. A "View source" does show me the XHTML source. I guess this
white page doesn't look as horrible as the mess IE rendered, but it's not
readable either.


[1] http://www.opera.com/pressreleases/xhtml/20011026.xml

>-----Message d'origine-----
>De : Champion, Mike [mailto:Mike.Champion@SoftwareAG-USA.com]
>Envoyé : vendredi 26 octobre 2001 23:39
>À : xml-dev@lists.xml.org
>Objet : RE: [xml-dev] Microsoft's deeply cynical 
>appealto"standards comp
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: John.Brooking@NA.SAPPI.COM [mailto:John.Brooking@NA.SAPPI.COM]
>> Sent: Friday, October 26, 2001 4:28 PM
>> To: Mike.Champion@SoftwareAG-USA.com; joshuaa@microsoft.com;
>> ken_north@compuserve.com; xml-dev@lists.xml.org; narahari@hotmail.com
>> Subject: RE: [xml-dev] Microsoft's deeply cynical appealto"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. 
>It looks terrible in IE 6 too. Just in case others are 
>mentally decrepit
>like me and missed the point at first reading, the Opera page validates
>perfectly as legal XHTML: "Congratulations, this document 
>validates as XHTML
>1.0 Transitional! " sayeth http://validator.w3.org/  
><plug> I've used Opera as my default browser for several months now ...
>gotta send them the $35 one of these days ... other than sites that
>deliberately force one to use IE, I've had extremely few 
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