Welcome to the Internet, circa 2002

Monday, January 30, 2006, at 02:30PM

By Eric Richardson

A quote from a web company I have cause to deal with:

I recall you folks are using Safari on Mac. Unfortunately, 99% of the population are not on this browser / OS combination. If you can test on Windows 2k/XP using IE 6.x and higher we should reduce the number of "issues" you're seeing/reporting.

This is 2006, people. Ignoring their obviously false numbers, how long has the standards-based development mantra been part of web development now? It's unreal to me that a company could get away with shunning large segments of the market these days. But I guess if you have a client that doesn't know any better you can get away with most anything.