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It’s Nice To See Common Sense On The Web

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Daniel Andrlik
Daniel Andrlik
Daniel Andrlik lives in the suburbs of Philadelphia. By day he manages product teams. The rest of the time he is a podcast host and producer, writer of speculative fiction, a rabid reader, and a programmer.

If you get a chance you really should read this message sent to the folks at Yahoo Mail. It’s a great piece of common sense emphasizing the need for coding according to the web standards and doing away with the ridiculous notion of a page displaying “your browser is unsupported” message, which shouldn’t ever be the case if the page is coded correctly.

While we’re at it, let’s include Gmail in that category too. I use Firefox, so it isn’t an issue for me, but I still shouldn’t see that ridiculous message when I access Gmail through Konqueror, especially considering that browser’s stellar performance during the Acid2 standards compatibility tests.

Repeat after me: standards not software.

Code your sites correctly: we’ll do the rest. :)


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