FreeBSD's Visual Identity: Outdated?

Dag-Erling Smørgrav des at
Fri Dec 24 15:09:18 PST 2004

Chris <racerx at> writes:
> Dag-Erling Smørgrav wrote:
> > Responding to Chris: CSS is neither outdated nor a Windows thing.  You
> > apparently need to get an extra clue or two before you rejoin this
> > discussion.
> Not really - Some years back MS made a big issue about CSS. It was
> then that I lost interest in web devel. Besides - web devel isn't my
> bag, so I really don't think that I need to have or get a clue.

CSS is a W3 standard, but was originally designed by the CTO of Opera
Software, a company which is one of Microsoft's more vocal detractors
and which recently received a large settlement in a lawsuit regarding
Microsoft's (alleged) intentional efforts to make their website render
poorly in Opera's browser.  IE handles CSS1 badly, and CSS2 almost not
at all.  Calling it a Windows thing severely misrepresents the facts.

> One does not need to know how to rebuild an engine to know how to
> drive the car.

One should not criticize the design of an engine while vehemently
claiming to have no interest in how enginges are built.

Dag-Erling Smørgrav - des at

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