Zifud at hotmail.com
Sat Dec 24 13:48:05 CET 2005
Xah Lee wrote:
> sometimes in the last few months, apparently Microsoft made changes to
> so that, one has to goddamn press the "expand" button to view the
> documentation, for every goddamn page.
> What the fuck is going on?
They are still using browser sniffing to determine what CSS to send to
the browser (IE 5.2 gets 'ie4.css', Safari gets 'n6.css'. Despite
that, they deliver js files with hundreds (maybe thousands) of lines
of code to browsers that can't execute them. Why bother sniffing?
They are still using '<!-- -->' inside their style and script elements
- ya gotta wonder who would visit a page about browser scripting using
a browser that doesn't know what a script element is (and is probably
more than 10 years old).
In a file called 'whidbey/script.js' they still use document.all
without any fall back to getElementById. Isn't whidbey the code name
for Visual Studio .NET 2005? Does it use document.all exclusively?
The frame pages generate lots of errors, including really basic things
like no doctype and unclosed tags in documents that pretend to be XML.
> WHAT THE FUCK is going on?
> Answer: Motherfucking incompetence has come alive.
Yes. Their documentation for the Office XML standard runs to 1,900
pages. The documentation of their streaming media server and media
player interfaces and formats was deemed utterly useless after being
given 18 months to deliver same.
What did you expect?
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