From: Carl W. Brown (email@example.com)
Date: Sun Jun 15 2003 - 10:39:43 EDT
> 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 not
> applications but part of the OS.
To clarify my statement.
I think Philippe's message was appropriate to this forum. It was far more
pertinent to Unicode that many messages that drift off subject.
Secondly I think that there was also some miscommunication of what we were
trying to say. We may in fact be closer to agreeing than my original
I was speaking to the fact that under the covers MS will be able to make a
more unique browser. I am sure that because of intranet applications we
will see many MS only features that are for Windows users. This will be for
applications that use a browser as a thin client. This may make Unicode
implementations easier for Office and other products. Traditional GUI
applications are designed for English applications with extensions for other
languages. Yes you can write them but developers really have do deal with a
lot of font issues, line and word breaking etc. that browsers will handle
On the other hand MS may be forced to comply with W3C standards for real web
development if there is more competition.
I hope that Apple develops a competitive browser with great Unicode support.
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