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Yahoo has confirmed plans to allow Firefox users to access all its products and services, many of which are currently only available through Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) browser.
They have alot of work to do:
267 errors [validator.w3.org] on the simple home page alone.
576 Errors [validator.w3.org] on serp pages.
"Yahoo said on Friday afternoon that a statement from the company’s Australian office on Tuesday, which claimed that all future products would be compatible with both the Firefox and Internet Explorer (IE) browsers, was inaccurate."
From ZDNet UK News:
The internet is vast, and not e every page out there will be perfectly coded... so being tolerable of and recovering errors is a very important feature for a browser.
That said, FireFox is better than Mozilla, which is just a hidious browser and always has been.
It will obviously never happen, so if FF wishes to have a chance of going mainstream they need to play the game, whether they like the rules or not.
We are where we are!
As for Firefox not being mainstream, current usage stats reckon FF to have roughly a 20% share of the market, increasing steadily month by month. I know I wouldnt want to ignore that percentage of users for my site.