Words by c.z.robertson

Why Microsoft is not my favourite software company

2000-04-13 01:00:00 UTC

According to Michael Wallent: `It's pretty clear to us is that simply implementing existing standards doesn't help advance the state of the art for the Internet or intranets.'

This statement makes no sense whatsoever. The state of the art for the internet is far behind existing W3C standards. (Actually, strictly speaking, they're recommendations rather than standards, but we're still talking about the same thing.) And even if this wasn't the case, I think that interoperability would be pretty state of the art, but that doesn't matter too much when you're a monopoly, does it?

What this fool had to say about white-space also had me reaching for the sick-bag. How does he propose that we implement a <pre>...</pre> style tag in xml and css if we can't use the white-space property?

So this page doesn't look right in IE? I really don't give a fuck.

Thankfully Glenn Davis is a slightly more rational person than me, and he had some slightly more sober words on the subject.