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    HEXUS webmaster Steve's Avatar
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    Opera to MS: Get real about interoperability, Mr Gates

    Hakon Wium Lie, CTO of Opera Software has responded to Bill Gate's recent comments about striving for interoperability. It reminds us just how pro-interoperability Microsoft have been in the past. Ergo:
    So, Mr. Gates, you say you believe in interoperability. Then why, pray tell, doesn't the web page of your interoperability communiqué conform to the HTML4 standard as it claims to? Why does the W3C validator diagnose 126 errors on your page?

    You say you believe in interoperability. Then why is your document served in different versions to different browsers? Why does your server sniff out the Opera browser and send it different style sheets from the ones you send to Microsoft's own Internet Explorer (WinIE)? As a result, Opera renders the page differently.
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    It's both an amusing and somewhat insightful read.
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    Exclamation We should put our own house in order

    Perhaps before we start throwing stones, we should do something about the 628 errors in the home page.

    I realise that many of those errors are duplicates, but the number of unique errors is still quite high. As I firefox user, I ocationaly encounter page corruption when viewing hexus, which would not occur if hexus stuck to the standards.

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    Az is the man to talk to, but if I might:

    We are in the middle of a redevelopment, so a lot of the errors will be dealt with. Furthermore, it's impossible to have a valid page if it has flash on it, so some of the errors will never go away.
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