"Best viewed with MS Internet Explorer" button

Stephane Bortzmeyer bortzmeyer at pasteur.fr
Thu Jun 17 12:01:30 EST 1999

In article <v03102700b38edda04207@[]>,
 pujadas at argo.urv.es (Gerard Pujadas) writes:

> 	I'm just finishing to build a database of protein structures. I've
> tested the pages with Microsoft Internet Explorer and now I've seen that
> the appearance  of the pages with Nestcape is very different.

Of course, that's the Web, you concentrate on content, not on pixel

> 	Some time ago, I saw in a web page a rectangle image (like a
> button) with something like that inside it: "Best viewed with MS Internet
> Explorer". 

"Anyone who slaps a 'this page is best viewed with Browser X' label on a 
Web page appears to be yearning for the bad old days, before the Web, 
when you had very little chance of reading a document written on another 
computer, another word processor, or another network." 

                             -Tim Berners-Lee in Technology Review, July 1996 


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