Of CSS and XHTML (was: Re: J2EE)

J. Paul Reed preed at sigkill.com
Thu Dec 4 21:21:00 UTC 2003

On 04 Dec 2003 at 15:49:55, David Miller arranged the bits on my disk to say:

> My official stance at this point is that I wouldn't mind subjecting NS4
> users to that type of layout.  As long as it's still functional for them
> and we don't actually prevent them from using it.

Someone else already touched on this, but why are we supporting NS4 *at

It made sense when Mozilla was still 0.6/0.7/0.9, but we're long past a
stable 1.0 and even into a stable 1.4 series. I don't think wasting
developer time and subjecting Mozilla (and maybe even IE) users to poor
layout and presentation because we're trying to cater to (non-existent, as
far as I can tell) NS4 users is a valid engineering decision.

Put another way: what are the stats on bmo? What percentage of people are
using NS4? Mozilla? IE?

Or--if you think those are biased--let's ask one of the other publicly
available BZ sites (Linux kernel or Apache maybe) if they could share those
stats with us. 

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