This might amuse (I hope)
lproven at gmail.com
Sat Jan 22 13:52:21 UTC 2011
On Sat, Jan 22, 2011 at 1:45 PM, Christopher Chan
<christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk> wrote:
> On Saturday, January 22, 2011 10:44 AM, Liam Proven wrote:
>> A brief, bitter& slightly sarcastic history of the web browser
> Oy! You left out a patchy server which is not really a biggie
No I didn't. I said:
"Nobody's heard of the NCSA any more, which is a shame as they also
gave the world Apache and without them there wouldn't be a Web."
With a link.
But it's about browsers, not servers.
> BUT not even
> not give you the right to call it a bitter history.
Personally I'd consider that more to be about /web page design/ than
about the /browser/ myself, no? I mean, the development of the
languages used to build the web is a whole other story...
> The bit about M$ and the DOJ is just a rant against collusion between big
> government and big business. The real stuff is the blooming scripting/DOM
Hmmm. I'd have to say that depended on perspective, then. I never
thought of that as a big deal, myself. ActiveX versus safe sandboxed
plugins, yes, that was /huge/, but DOM? *Really?*
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