Re: Does "Goodbye Netscape 4.x" mean "Goodbye Netscape"?

From: B.K. DeLong (
Date: Sat Feb 17 2001 - 10:37:11 PST

At 01:49 AM 02/17/2001 -0600, Adam Rifkin wrote:
>Wow. Ban the Netscape 4.x users? Is this the end of Netscape as we
>know it? Stay tuned, sports fans...

Well, I don't think "banning" is the correct word although we wish we could
do that.
The fact of the matter is that there are A LOT of people who still use 3.x
and 4.x browsers. Those who can't "afford" to send them directly to the
upgrade page can create their own upgrade page integrated with their Web
site and explain, in the context of their business and Web site, why it's
important to make the upgrade. I'm thinking about proposing that for the
new ZOT site since it's pretty much 100% XHTML 1.0 and CSS compliant...I
had to use some JS sniffing to send NS users to an NS-only stylesheet and
it still looks bad.

Even simpler still, people can put a banner or button for the campaign on
their Web site or even a text link that says "This site best viewed with a
standards-compliant browser".

B.K. DeLong
Research Lead
ZOT Group

work 617.542.5335 ext. 204 cell 617.877.3271

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