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From: b.griffin at (Brad Griffin)
Subject: another product affected by recent MS IE '@' patch

 Comments inline

> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Farinic [] 
> Sent: Monday, February 09, 2004 6:25 PM
> >> In Germany, and maybe in other parts of the world, some 
> providers are 
> >> attracting customers by announcing webpage packages where email 
> >> address == web address. so, is the email, and 
> >> is the website, while may be the website of 
> john's wife.
> >From: Nick FitzGerald [] Well silly 
> >them.
> >What kind of technical support can you expect from a "technology 
> >company" that deliberately flouts the standards of the technology it 
> >employs and provides a service based on known incorect and non- 
> >standards conforming behavior in a generally available 
> software product 
> >it has no control over?
> Company which is exploring current technology  not just obey 
> masses that what internet is about ... if you run any company 
> on the internet u know that creativity is that what counts 
> and making things easier 4 ppl is part of their job as well.
> This "feature" has been adopted because it was easy 4 ppl and 
> saved them time increasing there productivity. Unfortunately 
> sometimes increasing of productivity means decreasing level 
> of security and we might get such setbacks but it's not 
> reason to not go forward.
> Regards David|F

Hi David and all

Totally ignoring documented Standards to make a buck is NOT going
forward. 'Creativity' and all the 'what the Internet is about' stuff
does not mean you should ignore a Standard, especially in business. 

Fuel companies love diluting petrol with Ethanol nowadays because they
can save/make a buck, but would you call that 'going forward' when you
discover your engine life has been drastically reduced? 

I would suggest that the better way to go would be to stick to the
standard, lest the company go broke because their 'creativity' sent them
that way.

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