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Thursday June 03, 2004
03:25 AM

Browser Wars (pt3)

[ #19065 ]

This week it was the turn of the MS advocates to get a letter printed in the Guardian's ongoing debate about browsers.

It contains two of the common fallacies perpetuated by IE fans.

1) Supporting other (inferior!) browsers involves somehow "dumbing down" your site.

2) IE usage is still on the increase.

On one hand I think I've lost the will to get involved in this any more, but on the other I'm tempted to write an article explaining the issues in words of one syllable[1] so everyone can understand.

[1] Which could be tricky as "browser" has two syllables and "internet" has three :)

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  • you are wrong, I am right


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  • If you read that letter, you might reconsider your opinion that it was written by an MS advocate. It is dripping with sarcasm - unfortunately, it is only geeks who know what is being talked about who will recognize it for what it is, many people will read the letter and accept it at face value.