[svlug] Microsoft Again?
drew at drewb.com
Thu Jan 18 06:49:01 PST 2001
Derek J. Balling writes:
> In at least one of the cases he mentioned (Yahoo), the problem isn't
> "platform detection for the sake of platform detection", but really because
> the application in question (probably "Radio", "Companion",
> "FinanceVision", or "ShoppingVision") really doesn't work on anything other
> than the windows platform.
That's a shame. Yahoo had always been purists when it came to there
web content. The "sr. director, corporate development" (as of 3/2000),
John Briggs, reported to me that they were against such things as
"gratuitous java script" and all that.
But with their stocks tumbling to 1/5th their price a year ago, and
some mergers and buyouts which always alter cultural makeup, they may
be changing their ways.
Too bad for them.
Drew Bertola | Send a text message to my pager or cell ...
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