July 13, 2004

A little perspective, pleeeeze?!

Jinglepants is all tearyfaced about how everyone living on world-wide-web Mount Olympus has come down on Apple for making up some tags for Dashboard.

Let's take a moment and put this in perspective.

Apple made up some tags and attributes for some features that HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH WEBSITES, other than they HAPPEN TO BE RENDERED WITH AN HTML ENGINE. Apple made up these tags in a BETA RELEASE OF THEIR OS which WON'T SHIP FOR A YEAR. Finally, and most importantly, nobody, and I mean nobody, is going to use these tags on the internet. Period. Why, you ask? Because....here it comes....wait for it....they ONLY WORK ON MAC. In the grand scheme of things, what webdesigner in their right mind would ever write a web page that only worked correctly on MacOS?! They'd be laughed out of town. Most web designers still put "works best in IE5" images on their websites. If you asked them, they'd probably tell you that Macs still come in six flavors.

So if we put the pieces together, I don't see why anyone cares. Really. Move along.

Posted by pinkerton at July 13, 2004 11:03 PM