My Walkthrough [Part 1 - Buy Ben NanoNote]
wijnen at debian.org
Sat Feb 13 02:16:06 EST 2010
On Fri, Feb 12, 2010 at 04:23:49PM -0800, Ron K. Jeffries wrote:
> A different opinion:
> We want [need] as many people to buy and use the Most Excellent (and VERY free)
> Nanonote as possible.
> A web site that's usable by PEOPLE who are interested in this
> fine product should not require them to abandon the [mainstream] browser
> they currently prefer.
I find it unlikely that people interested in free hardware will have IE
as their preferred browser. This is based on nothing, though.
> Making a straight ahead site such as sharism.cc work with major browsers
> is not a big deal. [the small glitch I saw is already FIXED!]
> Let's not be so ultra-purist that we reject people who have not YET
> totally accepted the free, open, libre. copyleft dogma.
> > Bas Wijnen schreef:
> >> I suggest dropping support for non-free browsers (IE and Safari), and
> >> adding http://validator.w3.org/ to the list. If it validates, it
> >> most likely already works in all browsers except IE.
This however is still true. If the site validates, it will work
everywhere. If the IE support isn't tested anyway, a validating site
actually stands a bigger chance of working there than a non-validating
So I'm not suggesting to make life harder for non-free browsers. I am
suggesting to put no time in them. Follow the standards, let them be
able to read standard sites properly. For the most part, even IE
already does (AFAIK).
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