Browser Elitism

In Browser Elitism, Derek Featherstone asks if we should spend more time on working around IE shortcomings instead of using Progressive Enhancement and provide those little extras only to people with modern browsers.

Posted on April 4, 2005 in Browsers, Quicklinks


  1. April 5, 2005 by Woolly Mittens

    I get sick and tired too from spending half my development budget compensating for internet explorer’s blatant disregard for web-standards.

    In the end the clients make me.

    In this case the :hover is all too easily compensated for with an event-handler, by the way.

  2. April 5, 2005 by Roger Johansson (Author comment)

    Yes, it’s extremely frustrating and energy sapping to work around the insane bugs in IE. That’s why it feels so good to add little extras for standards compliant browsers.

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