supporting web standards, not renderers, was: khtml and safari

Marco Fioretti m.fioretti at
Thu Jan 9 10:37:59 GMT 2003

On Thu, Jan 09, 2003 06:08:29 at 06:08:29AM -0300, Duncan Mac-Vicar Prett (duncan at wrote:
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> El Thursday 09 January 2003 04:12, Marco Fioretti escribió:
> > Web sites should explicitly support Free standards (HTML 4, CSS,
> > whatever). They should force users to use *any* browser fully
> > respecting those standards, shouldn't they?
> Yes, if a site tries to kick you out because you don't use IE or NS detecting 
> it through the agent string, the webmaster is wrong, and he should fix his 
> site, not us our browser
> It is funny when a site kicks you out, then you select a fake IE identity 
> using that plugin, and the site renders perfectly
Is it ridiculous and dangerous, more than funny, isn't it? Especially
when done not for ignorance or design laziness, but as a license
requirement, as mentioned here:

Is there an http header called "CSS_LEVEL_SUPPORT",
HTML_LEVEL_SUPPORT, or something. It is the standard in the first
place that should provide, instead of, or in addition to User-Agent,
the tools to behave properly, right?

		Marco Fioretti 

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