[FFmpeg-devel] ffmpeg.org clean up

Diego Biurrun diego
Mon Feb 16 20:02:36 CET 2009

On Mon, Feb 16, 2009 at 10:37:57AM -0800, Mike Melanson wrote:
> Diego Biurrun wrote:
> > On Mon, Feb 16, 2009 at 10:16:38AM -0800, Mike Melanson wrote:
> >> Let me know of a plausible, cross-browser method to display 
> >> informational graphs (like performance vs. revision) in FATE using your 
> >> set of constraints. I'm still trying to solve that problem after a year.
> > 
> > Forget the cross-browser constraint.  Just make sure it follows the
> > relevant standards.  Browsers will eventually catch up, except maybe
> > IE, the use of which should be discouraged anyway.
> So, adhere to standards that no one uses,

I beg your pardon?  The rendering engines of Firefox,  Safari and Opera
adhere closely to standards and even IE is catching up by leaps and
bounds.  This statement comes straight out of the 1990s...

> and that the biggest browser on the market does not care about?

In our "market" IE has a share of 23%, while Firefox has almost 50%.


Don't waste your time accomodating people that can fix their problems by
quickly downloading Firefox or upgrading their IE and make the world a
better place in the process.

Back when I redesigned the MPlayer homepage I tried to make it work on
IE, but the pain was just too big and the code uglification too

We have no customers to scare away and no external requests to satisfy.
Just do the right thing, let the IE-using lamers feel the pain.  They
will switch browsers or upgrade if it is improtant to them.

I really don't know why you even want to bother...


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