This might amuse (I hope)

Liam Proven lproven at
Sat Jan 22 13:52:21 UTC 2011

On Sat, Jan 22, 2011 at 1:45 PM, Christopher Chan
<christopher.chan at> wrote:
> On Saturday, January 22, 2011 10:44 AM, Liam Proven wrote:
>> A brief, bitter&  slightly sarcastic history of the web browser
>> </plug>
> 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
> touching the whole blooming javascript/ecmascript/DOM mess certainly does
> 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
> wars.

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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