Update. Thanks to Joel for linking to this post (...probably the reason for you reading this).
Another good post from Joel on Software. This one about wanted changes in web browser. As a web developer I find many tasks more time consuming and difficult to accomplish when building a web application - we develop a web-based ERP system. Most of these tasks could be overcomed by implementing more standards which web developers can use. Joel list a good handful of changes he would want, and I have added some:
- Better printing support. I want to at least specify header and footer without use of active-x.
- Better client-server handling. Much of the data presented in our web-application is data that is not changed. I want to save this on the client so I don't have to make a trip to the server each time. Yes, I know this is possible, but I want a standard way of doing it.
- Most of all I really want things to work. I don't want to spend hours figuring out why Firefox does this and IE does this, and then try Opera and find out that it doesn't work at all. All browsers must support the same standards.
Written on 19 June 2004.