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   Re: [xml-dev] W3C Schema: Resistance is Futile, says Don Box

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Mike Champion wrote:
> Joe English wrote:
> >And if you ask me, Netscape (and MSIE, but principally Netscape)
> >actually set the Web back by at least a year.
> Explain please ... all the proprietary "embrace and extend" stuff that
> had to be sorted out by DOM and HTML 4, and with excruciating labor by
> everyone who wanted to present a sophisticated site that worked across
> browsers?

Yeah, that.  Also their astonishingly broken CSS implementation;
since Netscape's idea of "graceful degradation" is to segfault/GPF,
it's difficult to develop even a modest site, let alone a
sophisticated one.

--Joe English



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