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From: dufresne at winternet.com (Ron DuFresne)
Subject: Interesting side effect of the new IE patch

On Thu, 5 Feb 2004, Stefan Esser wrote:

> Hello,
>
> > FIAT (the famous Italian CAR producer) invested quite an amount of money
> > and effort in lauching the promotional site:
> > http://www.buy@...t.com
> >
> > ....I think they must not be very happy now..... :(
>
> Of course they are not happy now. Like a lot of other people who relied
> on this standard. It is really sad, that Microsoft removes features
> because they are to lazy to think up other solutions. Like showing
> the username, password in a different color, not showing it at all...
> It is one thing to remove a feature because it is like writing the
> password to the back of your keyboard but it is another thing to
> just remove it because you have no clue how to make it obvious for
> people that this is not part of the servername.
>

They, fiat and others that used the M$ non-stanard as a basis upon which
to build, deserve exactly what they decided to buty into and not really
research.  That's what a company gets for buying into the tales their
local-sales-lizard spews and thinking all those polished and glossy
brochures are dead set facts.  They need to re-evaluate their lack of a
'grains of salt' procurement processes.

No sympathy here,

Thanks,

Ron DuFresne
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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eliminates dreams, goals, and ideals and lets us get straight to the
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