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RE: Design Change Requests



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On Wed, 11 Jan 2006, Joe Pluta wrote:

I wasn't responding to your comment, Guy.  I was responding specifically to
Scott and more generally to the "FF is secure and IE is not" concept.  This
is being stretched to trying to make it a reason that all browser
applications should support FF.  I'm just pointing out that FF has quite a
few exploits as well.  FF may be more secure, but not so much so as to make
it reasonable to expect wholesale moves from IE to FF anytime soon.  And
until the FF developers fix the engine to support business applications, the
cost of dual development may not be worth it especially for in-house
development.

I think that there are many who disagree with you, Joe. And not just for security reasons, but for portability reasons as well. I think that FF better security is a good enough reason to expect that all browser applications work in it. Security is just one reason that I expect all browser applications to work in FF, but it is a big one and worth it to me that I won't use browser applications that don't work in it.

James Rich

It's not the software that's free; it's you.
        - billyskank on Groklaw





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