[TLUG]: ECMAScript ("Javascript") Version 4 - FALSE ALARM

Chris Pine chrispi at opera.com
Tue Oct 30 10:13:32 PDT 2007

Ric Johnson wrote:
> Please note that Microsoft HAS responded on my blog (with a reply from
> Brendon and myself)
> http://openajax.com/blog/

Yes, I read that.  I am extremely doubtful that Microsoft is suddenly so 
concerned about browser compatibility for the benefit of the web.  (When 
IE passes the Acid 2 test, let's talk again.)

It's nice that MS has constructed this document identifying browser 
differences.  But frankly, this is too little, too late.  We are 
painfully aware of the significant differences.  Suggesting that we all 
sit down and strive to fix every last trivial discrepancy under the 
guise of "browser compatibility" is manipulative and, from a business 
standpoint, absurd.  It is an unnecessary task that would never be 

In essence, it is just another stalling tactic.

Chris Pine
Opera Software

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