[whatwg] <output> and onforminput

Lachlan Hunt lachlan.hunt at lachy.id.au
Mon Jun 21 14:50:38 PDT 2004

Ian Hickson wrote:
> Just to be clear, the WHATWG members intend for _new_ browsers to be able
> to implement Web Forms 2, with special consideration being made for one
> particular browser, IE6, due to its large market share.

   When did the term “interoperable implementation” get expanded to 
“internet-explorer-operable implementation”?  Why should it matter that 
Internet Explorer has a large market share?  Last time I checked, 
Microsoft wasn't even involved with this WG, so what makes you think 
they're even slightly interested in implementing any of the new features 
that you're introducing?  It would be much better if, rather than trying 
to support an all-but-dead browser (being kept alive only by the 
millions of non-technical web users who don't know any better, or know 
how to install another), there was a campaign to either get IE to 
support existing standards, or to educate many more users about the 
benefits of switching, and how to install Mozilla, Opera, Safari or some 
other standards compliant browser.

   I think I said this best in my comment on Mezzoblue, so I'll just 
point you there.

Lachlan Hunt

lachlan.hunt at lachy.id.au

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