Alternatives to the W3C

Dave Winer dave at
Wed Jan 19 23:38:36 GMT 2000

>>And the folks in your audience who don't have the latest browser? What

Easy. The functionality has to degrade so that it at least *works* in (some)
older browsers.

These days it's pretty safe to require a version 4-level browser.

This is exactly analogous to the "system requirements" that pre-web apps
used to have.

Like "Requires System 7.1 or greater."

Or "Requires Windows 3.1 or greater."

The market is moving to IE 5 at a quick pace now. And there are plenty of
popular web sites that only work with IE5.The more of these there are, the
easier it will be to settle on IE 5 as the default browser.

I didn't invent this way of doing things, I'm just telling you where we're
at right now.


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