• Subject: RE: Java, HTML, Javascript and the browser wars
  • From: "Clapham, Paul" <pclapham@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 14 Jan 2001 10:01:37 -0800

>> 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
>> 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.

I agree that it's a pain in the rear end, but it ain't the end of the world.
There's still plenty of scope for browser-neutral JSP code, and that's what
many people will aim for.  And I don't understand the comment about servlets
-- if you can solve the problem in a servlet, why can't you solve it in JSP?
Or in a system that combines servlets and JSPs?

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