• Subject: RE: Java, HTML, Javascript and the browser wars
  • From: "Joe Pluta" <joepluta@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 14 Jan 2001 10:55:08 -0600
  • Importance: Normal

> I've recently discovered that IE & Netscape have a lot of rather major
> differences in the way they work.  Server based code (that doesn't really
> do anything that *SHOULD* be browser specific) behaves radically different
> with the various different browsers.

And that ridiculous behavior is going to be the death knell for JavaServer
Pages.  Since you can't count on even your basic HTML working correctly,
that means that you're pretty much going to have to generate nearly
everything on the fly in a servlet.  If you use JSPs at all, they'll
primarily be a call to a widget which generates all the necesary HTML, based
on the user's browser.

How pathetic.  A perfect example of how the people that provide the "tools"
care far more about market share than about the users.  And this doesn't
reflect particularly well on the Open Source community, either, since
Mozilla is an Open Source project.

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