[Bug 908] LFS Testing doesn't render properly on MSIE
matthew at linuxfromscratch.org
Tue Oct 5 10:40:31 PDT 2004
> Closing the bug. The use of XML declaration is delayed again.
As the details in the bug show (thanks Nico!) this was _not_ a bug in
the book, rather the book was triggering a bug in Internet Explorer. I
in no means want to start a flamewar with this, but do we really want to
be treating IE with so much respect? I really think this is a good
opportunity to stick two fingers up at MS (and IE in particular) and
simply not support that browser. Putting a prominent entry in the FAQ
can outline the reasons why support has been dropped.
Given our intended target audience is fairly technical, I'm sure that
they will be more than capable of finding that FAQ item and installing
an alternative web browser. The question really is though, how many
other browsers break when the XML declaration is put back in? I only
use FireFox, and I know it doesn't break, and quite rightly so.
Just so it's clear, this is really low priority, and fixing it is not
even _required_. I'm just wondering whether there's an opportunity here
to prove a point - standards are there for a reason MS, break them at
your own risk! Now, if only the rest of the intarweb would follow suit!
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