Posted by: Anonymous
on July 27, 2007 08:11 PM
This is not a great idea. I understand the need to keep your complicated application working correctly cross-platform, but if each web developer makes their application compatible only with their designed SSB, then what's to stop a person from needing a different SSB for each task they wish to use the internet for? One for banking, one for chatting, one for a different chat, yet another for collaboration. This is not a healthy future for software and web-applications. The internet would come to be a cluster of programs on your computer and sites you just haven't gotten the SSB for yet.
The cross-browser concerns are indeed vexing for the developer, even though they're not his fault. Instead of the web developers each making one browser for their one site (or application), they should be helping fix the overlying problem. Admittedly, even the W3C's browser, Amaya, isn't 100% compatible with the rules. But, perhaps, that's where the extensive new focus should be...