John (and everybody else...)
> Sean, have you tested it in OS/2 Warp & BEOs yet?
> ;- )
I am absolutely sure you are not intending any harm.
However I feel bad having a joke on this topic. I feel such
joking masks the actual contents of the message.
I know I am a curmudgeon. But I think the topic is both
important, and, very relevant in the context of delivering
training to its audience. I can imagine that many people
disagree with the contents of my opinion, but I hope you
agree with the importance of the issue.
1) When testing the display of web pages, the operating
system does not play a major role. If you don't test
everything, at least try different browsers.
2) The actual difference is most likely not whether you
choose Netscape or IE explorer. It is much more relevant
whether you choose a standard complying browser or a browser
with undocumented company private restrictions and extensions.
(Not that Netscape is any better in this regard)
3) I don't know exact numbers but probably 90% of all
corporate users do use IE. But we shouldn't forget
that scout related contents is mostly viewed in people's
home. Furthermore, a large fraction of our users are youth,
which may have computer usage patterns different from
4) As council webmaster, the scout law is an important
factor on how I do my job. I can not justify to myself
forcing my users to use a product of a company who
has been found guilty of miss-using its de-facto monopoly
with that particular product.
District training chair