poppyrich - 12:37 am on Sep 25, 2009 (gmt 0)
Thanks for the date. August 27, 2001. You saved me from looking it up.
What standards was Netscape 4 compliant with? Name the spec, please. Maybe I missed something.
Netscape 4 had no support for iframes. I remember that. And Ajax was out of the question as long as Netscape 4 was still a market factor. True?
There was a time when IE6 had 90%+ share of market and you know what happened? The internet grew and grew and grew.
You see, it didn't matter that IE6 had bugs. Or that it rendered things wrongly according to the, by then, published standards. What mattered was that it was the de facto standard, bugs and all. It's dominance created stability. It freed up time, for some years, to concentrate on other things. Server side optimizations, whatever.
Nowadays, we're busy bridging the gaps between browsers again.
Anyway, 90% of the web is words, words, and more words. And any browser will give them to you. You can argue that after Lynx, all differences in any browsers were marginal.
And what DO you consider marginal improvement? If you're saying the diff between IE6 and IE8 is marginal, I say different.
BTW - how many people are still using Firefox 2? For some reason, all of the published stats I see lump all versions of FF together, but they break IE out into 6,7, and 8.
FYI - IE was the first browser to implement any form of CSS.
Anyway, thanks again.