On Mon, 2005-01-31 at 19:26 +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> Yes. But it isn't mandatory. They are broken, but they only look broken in
> firefox@fc3 - so people believe that firefox is broken.
it isnt mandatory. it is just a good design issue. firefox doesnt
emulate IE quirks perfectly either. people believe firefox is broken
on those IE specific websites too. thats a user education problem.
> And yes, i do also remember that Mosaic had a gray background. 10 years ago.
> So, please, please set the *default* settings so that most pages doesn't
> look broken.
if this is going to be done, change the gnome system colors on the
whole to reflect this inorder to be consistent
Actually, a web browser is a little like getting a ream of paper. While
you can get paper in a range of colors, when you ask your mate to grab a
ream of paper when he's at the office supplies, you expect him to come
back with a ream of 'white' paper, and almost all your documents are set
up for white paper unless you particularly wanted a different color.
The same thing should happen with web-browsers. User's expect a white
background. Hell, a lot of bad web designers expect a white background.
It might be worth asking the mozilla guys why the default background
color changed from grey to white. I suspect that it had something to do
with the fact that most users just went and changed the color to white
because the grey was annoying (they expected white).
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