[Users] Strange characters displayed in email
Michael A. Yetto
myetto1 at nycap.rr.com
Sat Feb 20 19:09:00 CET 2016
On Sat, 20 Feb 2016 10:51:37 -0700
Charles Curley <charlescurley at charlescurley.com> wrote:
>On Sat, 20 Feb 2016 15:31:46 +0000
>Chris Hirst <claws-mail at fy3.co.uk> wrote:
>> Microsoft have ALWAYS been known for making their products
>> perfectly okay with the crappy code their other products
>> churn out, rather than fixing the problem at source, hence
>> Infernet Exploder would be 'happy' with 'webpages' created by
>> FrontPage, Word, Publisher or PowerPoint while other browsers
>> would 'choke' on their coding 'standards', Outlook 2007
>> onwards is no different, as it's HTML rendering engine is the
>> same one used by MS Word.
>Oh, it's worse than that, or at least it was when I worked at
>Microsoft just before 2000. There is one library that is used
>to interpret HTML, and one that is used to create it. all
>programs use one or the other. The same people wrote and
>maintain both. So if they, deliberately or inadvertently, veer
>away from the standard, they will never know it.
>The right way to do it is to have one group write each one, and
>for each to insist on the other adhering to the standards. But
>Microsoft's management wouldn't do that then.
>See ESR on the Cathedral and the Bazaar.
Leaving Microsoft in a place where they must create a new
browser because the old one can't be fixed. I am in a position
IE 6 for years, but now must work on IE 10+, Firefox, Chrome and
whatever other tablet, phone, car dashboard or toaster someone
else tries it on.
Yes, it could have been avoided. No, the posers that be didn't
"Skepticism is not a position; skepticism is an approach to
claims, in the same way that science is not a subject but a
- Michael Shermer
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