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In the short-term this might be annoying, but in the longer term this is going to force browsers to adhere more closely to standards. When sites are less able to write different code for different browsers, the onus to fix inconsistencies will transfer from site-maintainers to browser-maintainers.

In 5 years you might look back and realize you no longer write browser-specific code any more.






> In 5 years you might look back and realize you no longer write browser-specific code any more.

We said the same thing when IE started losing market share a decade ago.

The problem is, everyone who makes a browser thinks they have the best ideas in the world, and then impliment them, but their users never blame the browser.

If someone is trying to access your site and it breaks, do you really think they're going to say, "dang, I should really tell Chrome to fix their incompatibility".

No, they will always assume the error lies with the site owner.


In such a world, it is not standards that win. It is the predominant browser that wins.

Are you old enough to remember the "best viewed with Netscape" badges that were everywhere in the 90s?


Haha, brings back the old days. I had my sites plastered with "best viewed with your eyes" badges, but that never took hold :)

I have been involved with Web development in some form since late 90's, nice utopia that will never happen.

Unless in 5 years we have only Chrome left, then surely.




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