5942Re: [NH] Crediting a Photograph
- Mar 26, 2007loro wrote:
> Not many. Old.Don't know, I had that problem with the newest Firefox 1.5. Maybe it was
because I did not use width but just a max-width and wanted centering
when that was exceeded, but it didn't happen.
OTOH I think it is the old ones we ought to support. If we conform to
standards (that of course is a must, always) and early adopters install
new junk that does not, tough.
But if someone uses software she's content with and we use new gimmiks
without any real need for them that break it and force her to upgrade,
then that's the height of arrogance on our side. Even well known old
bugs should be taken into account if possible within reasonable effort.
Sure there may be reasons. Playing MP3s just can't be done on an IBM XT,
so no upgrade no music and that can't be helped.
But I just encountered the opposide. My old phone switchboard used a few
menues to enter data and wrote them into the switchboard through a
serial connection. All that under DOS and on my XT compatible DOS 5.0
handheld. My new switchboard uses a few menues to enter data and writes
them into the switchboard through a serial connection. But the software,
if anything less useable than the old but with more colours, runs in
interpreted Java and my notebook with 780 times the computing power of
an XT can't keep up with the serial timing. Those nutters expect me to
get a new computer just to stand out in the landing and log some calls.
We web designers are often the same. We do not normally offer anything
that an old browser wasn't designed to cope with, we only do it in a
more garish way.
(And yes, I may well be a purist leaning towards the puritan.)
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