Re: IE5 Only -- The Real Poop

Subject: Re: IE5 Only -- The Real Poop
From: Dan Emory <danemory -at- primenet -dot- com>
To: "Jason Willebeek-LeMair" <jlemair -at- cisco -dot- com>, "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2000 15:46:38 -0700

At 02:03 PM 7/12/00 -0500, Jason Willebeek-LeMair wrote:

Actually, there is an excellent reason for requiring Internet Explorer 5.x.
In fact, I created an internal web site with the same requirement. The
reason has nothing to do with FrontPage, proprietary HTML markup, or
Microsoft trying to take over the world. It is because IE 5 supports XML and
XSLT (granted, a bastardized XSLT, but I hear it is getting better).
The Web Standards Project (WaSP) is an international grassroots coalition of
Web Developers and users fighting for standards (specifically W3C) on the
Web by calling attention to browser incompatibilities that "fragment the
medium, prevent many people from using the Web, and add 25% to the cost
of developing all sites. They test each new release of browsers for their
conformance to W3C standards. They have harshly criticized most browsers,
including Netscape, but their disgust at the new IE5.5 prompted them to
issue a press release on 10 April.

You can read the full text of press release at:

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