Re: [OT] No more IE for Mac

From: Christopher John Fynn (
Date: Sun Jun 15 2003 - 07:26:40 EDT

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     "Carl W. Brown" <> wrote:

    > To: "Michael (michka) Kaplan" <>;

    > MichKa,

    > > This is an equal opportunity forum intended for discussion
    of issues
    > > relative to Unicode, an industrial consortium that includes
    (among many
    > > others) the companies you are talking about. Excessive
    anti-ANYONE talk is
    > > really not productive.

    > I disagree with Philippe's message in that I think that it is
    based on
    > Microsoft's determination to follow the idea that browsers are
    > applications but part of the OS. This means that IE can
    become more Windows
    > specific. The Unicode aspects are that if browsers are
    extensions of the OS
    > that how will browsers perform that are build on non-Unicode
    based OSes?

    But surely Mac OSX has been designed to support Unicode ??
    How much longer will we need browsers to run in operating
    environments that are non-Unicode based?

    > Let us hope that this drop of support will result in a browser
    that is
    > specifically designed to provide good Unicode support on a
    non-Unicode OS
    > rather than adding Unicode support to a piece of code that was
    designed for
    > an OS with integrated Unicode support.

    > Browsers have become a critical par of even transitional
    application where
    > developers have chosen to use browsers even for locale
    application because
    > it can solved many i18n and Unicode support issues if the
    browsers have good
    > support.

    Since MS Office 20003 seems to be heavily based on XML,
    it looks to me like end user applications are in effect becoming
    specialised XML browsers / editors.

    - Chris

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