I reacted in two ways when I heard about his presentation and the crowd reaction:
- It’s very good and about time that this is being focused on.
This belief is based on an old era, the so-called browser wars days, when IE 4/5 and Netscape 4 were fighting for domination. And we all know how that went…
Nowadays, if you write proper scripts according to the standardized DOM, also known as DOM scripting, you will target virtually every web browser in the market. For a comparison, you will even get more widespread support than CSS 2 has!
The problem we had was to get the scripts to work in all web browsers
If Microsoft only had taken the proper time and decision to implement proper DOM scripting, which is supported in any major web browser, as well as from IE 5 and up on PCs, things would’ve been fine. So, let’s kill this misunderstanding once and for all that has flourished for a long time. Correct written scripts will work in any web browser.
It has a script that triggers when the page is loaded, only for those web browsers that support the
document.getElementById, and this is verified through object detection. It then adds
Trust me, it’s a whole new level that will give you a big smile when you realize what you can accomplish! 🙂