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

Cristian Tibirna tibirna at
Thu Jan 9 12:47:07 GMT 2003

On Thursday, 09 January 2003 02:12, Marco Fioretti wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 07, 2003 19:30:18 at 07:30:18PM -0800, Charles Samuels 
(charles at wrote:
> > What would be nice is if Safari and Konqueror's user-agent strings had
> > something in common, so that incompetent web designers who "need" the UA
> > would have something that helps both KDE and Apple have web sites that
> > explicitly support our renderer.
> Isn't this just another version of "this site designed for/best viewed with
> IE6"?
> 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?

In a perfect  dream world, yes. We live in a real (crappy) world. Thus, the 
proposition of Charles makes sense. Yes, we _can_ try to change the world, 
but one little step at a time. Revolutions are a harmful invention of 
humanity. Nature uses adaptation.

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