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From: dufresne at (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:
> >
> >
> > ....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,


Ron DuFresne
"Cutting the space budget really restores my faith in humanity.  It
eliminates dreams, goals, and ideals and lets us get straight to the
business of hate, debauchery, and self-annihilation." -- Johnny Hart
	***testing, only testing, and damn good at it too!***

OK, so you're a Ph.D.  Just don't touch anything.

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