18 March 2008

The pain of web browsers, in a way that...

...I found much more interesting and informative than I was anticipating. What will IE8 do? What websites will "break"? Why? Where's the HTML test fixture?

"Martian Headsets" by Joel Spolsky.

-g

2 comments:

Matthias Ferber said...

You know, I read that article last night in the midst of an insomnia attack. It seemed pretty sensible and well-written to me, but people are already piling on. John Gruber at Daring Fireball commented, "You reap what you sow," and linked to:

http://diveintomark.org/archives/2008/03/18/translation-from-ms-speak-to-english-of-selected-portions-of-joel-spolskys-martin-headsets

If you (or anybody else) can explain the subtext here -- what these people have against Joel Spolsky and why they think he's so far off base -- I'd be much obliged.

G-Fav said...

Yeah, I don't get the subtext either. I usually enjoy Joel's essays.

-g