Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Open Standards: HTML and web technologies

As an avid supporter of open standards in all things digital, I was pleased to see this article on Slashdot wherein Paul Thurrott talks about boycotting Internet Explorer 7.0 until Microsoft comes out with a standards-compliant browser. I think that IE is a huge disappointment and a very lazy offering by MS. Any self-respecting tech company will strive to better the field that they work in and IE has made the field of web browsing and development worse for the wear. Please use Firefox.

Other reasons to not use Internet Explorer:

1. Privacy
2. Security
3. Diversity
4. Competition is better for innovation (not patents -- contrary to popular belief)

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