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Subject:Re: HTML Programming vs. PDF From:Kris Olberg <kjolberg -at- IX -dot- NETCOM -dot- COM> Date:Wed, 11 Mar 1998 23:24:47 -0600
>>>JScript. But Netscape doesn't honor JScript...Java applets require
>>a snippet from www.microsoft.com:
>>Internet Explorer 4.0 and Netscape Navigator 4.0 browsers. The key issue
>>here is that Internet Explorer 4.0 is already fully EMCA-compliant, while
>>Netscape has announced that it intends to support ECMAScript. Internet
>>Explorer 4.0 continues to lead in the standards arena, through its support
>>for key standards such as ECMAScript."
>>IE 3.x supports nearly the same object/event model used for Netscape 2.x
>I'm sorry, Kris, but "nearly the same" isn't "the exact same" and with the
>browser companies subtly shifting the ground from under one another's feet,
>I can't in good conscience wholeheartedly back this approach to online
>documentation. Clients don't pay us for wonderous experiments, but for
>predictable, reliable delivery.
of the extent.
I do understand your reluctance, especially given your client base. I write
platform. It's not easy. But learning the object/event models supported by
each of these browsers allowed me to quickly rule out the few unsupported
objects/events in each.
4.0. For one thing, objects in an HTML page are global rather than local,
making the code easier to write. This means I don't have to explicitly pass
the object around from function to function as a parm. With Netscape, this
doesn't work. Now you could argue that IE violates strict encapsulation, and
I couldn't disagree with you on that point.
BTW, if you get a chance to browser one of Microsoft's web sites, view the
might be surprised (as I was) at how prevalent it is.
kolberg -at- actamed -dot- com
kris -at- olberg -dot- com