Technology requirements in browsers

Damien Miller djm at
Thu Mar 2 00:42:50 UTC 2006

On Wed, 1 Mar 2006, Myk Melez wrote:

> Unfortunately the devil is in the details (what's "basic"?), and
> supporting even basic functionality in these browsers is a lot more
> work and code complexity, which represents a significant opportunity
> cost. The time and energy we spend supporting them we can't spend
> making things even better for the vast majority of our users.
> I suggest we drop the requirement to support these browsers but allow
> developers to continue to implement such support if they want it or
> have users who want it. This way we place the onus for supporting
> these browsers on the folks for whom they matter instead of making
> everyone pay the tax for this tiny minority of users.

I won't presume to tell developers how to spend their time, but please
make it clear in the relnotes when you drop support for Lynx so I can
look for another bug tracking product.

The ability to search & edit bugs, download or upload files, etc.
directly from a Unix system where development or testing is taking place
is simply too useful to discard.


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