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|Browser war! *throws his mouse at DS's head*|
|Posted By: Noctavis =PN= <email@example.com>||Date: 10/24/99 3:30 a.m.|
In Response To: IE!?! (Daft Shadow =PN=)
> IE!! Ok, I am genuinely curious. What do people like about IE
> Oh, they made mine alright. Now someones gonna payy ;-)
Seriously, though... where shall I start?
Almost anyone who has done serious web design has probably labored under the oppressive stupidity of the chronically-broken Netscape browser.
For one thing, it can't render tables properly. In NS3 you could even CRASH the browser by using certain table configurations. I had to use freakin' JS in order to get some things to work properly for the =PN= website I'm doing. This shouldn't happen. It also does something stupid with table backgrounds... if you lay one table on top of another, then it repeats the table background again and again and again (giving you a "fly's view" of the internet) unless you specify no background.
For another, it has real difficulty with a refresh/reload attempt. (I don't yet know if they fixed that for the newest release)
IE, in comparison, renders things in an "intuitive" manner... meaning that it is consistent and you can anticipate how things will look rather easily. It is also much more intelligent and will adjust to various configurations (and even misconfigurations) of HTML.
As a general rule of thumb, if it'll work for NS, it'll work for IE, so I test my work in NS quite a bit.
IE also conforms to the standards set by the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) much better. NS implements a broken document object model and very poor CSS support.
The only drawback to IE is the security holes that have been found (I won't call them bugs)... but I keep ActiveX turned off and use other methods to protect myself.
You can also configure IE much more... the only thing is that you can't set up multiple profiles of preferences for different people as you can in NS.
In short.. IE can do almost everything (except for a few nonstandard tags and other frills) that NS can do, and do it better.
Sheesh... we should have had absolute positioning, font support and vector graphics five years ago or more!
|Some Stats, for those who keep track||Louis Wu||10/24/99 12:22 a.m.|
|IE!?!||Daft Shadow =PN=||10/24/99 12:41 a.m.|
|Browser war! *throws his mouse at DS's head*||Noctavis =PN=||10/24/99 3:30 a.m.|
|I disagree||mad.max||10/24/99 6:20 a.m.|
|Re: I disagree||Noctavis =PN=||10/24/99 6:57 a.m.|
|iCab||CyberBob||10/25/99 3:39 a.m.|
|Re: iCab||Jägermeister||10/25/99 1:14 p.m.|
|Re: I disagree||Noctavis =PN=||10/24/99 7:10 a.m.|
|Read the above one (frickin' laptop mouse) NT||Noctavis =PN=||10/24/99 7:17 a.m.|
|Hate it when that happens (NT)||mad.max||10/24/99 9:42 a.m.|
|Re: I disagree||Claude Errera||10/24/99 9:24 a.m.|
|Missing CSS Support||mad.max||10/24/99 11:21 a.m.|
|Re: Missing CSS Support||Fractalus =PN=||10/24/99 6:31 p.m.|
|I do the same thing||SonicStorm||10/25/99 3:02 a.m.|
|Forced refresh||Noctavis =PN=||10/24/99 8:03 p.m.|
|Re: I disagree||mad.max||10/24/99 9:41 a.m.|
|HTML nitty-gritty||Noctavis =PN=||10/25/99 5:03 a.m.|
|HTML nitty-gritty||Noctavis =PN=||10/25/99 6:25 a.m.|
|Re: HTML nitty-gritty||mad.max||10/25/99 2:16 p.m.|
|Re: HTML nitty-gritty||Noctavis =PN=||10/25/99 5:45 p.m.|
|Re: HTML nitty-gritty||mad.max||10/26/99 11:36 a.m.|
|yeah, they are different||SonicStorm||10/25/99 2:56 a.m.|
|Just remembered||mad.max||10/24/99 6:23 a.m.|
|My Mac is 100% Microcrock free! NT||Jägermeister||10/24/99 5:35 p.m.|
|Re: Browser war! *throws his mouse at DS's head*||Cheese||10/24/99 8:03 p.m.|
|Amen Brother! (NT)||SonicStorm||10/25/99 2:52 a.m.|
|Re: Some Stats, for those who keep track||JoeDaMac||10/24/99 12:13 p.m.|
|Re: Some Stats, for those who keep track||Mage||10/24/99 12:21 p.m.|
|Re: Some Stats, for those who keep track||Tsao =PN=||10/24/99 1:47 p.m.|
|Re: Some Stats, for those who keep track||Mage||10/24/99 3:44 p.m.|
|Dont forget the macusers here with windows@work nt||CyberBob||10/25/99 3:31 a.m.|
|Re: Dont forget the macusers here with windows@wor||Jägermeister||10/25/99 1:13 p.m.|
|What are you guys talking about?||Freewill||10/24/99 12:57 p.m.|
|Re: IE!?!||SonicStorm||10/25/99 2:49 a.m.|
|Re: IE!?!||SiliconDream||10/25/99 10:52 a.m.|
|Re: Some Stats, for those who keep track||Troy Lawlor||10/24/99 6:13 p.m.|
|Re: Some Stats, for those who keep track||Louis Wu||10/24/99 6:56 p.m.|
|Re: Some Stats, for those who keep track||Black Marlin||10/25/99 6:31 a.m.|
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