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Chapter Twelve. Working with Browsers Pa... > A Workaday, Workaround World

A Workaday, Workaround World

Workarounds help us begin fulfilling the promise of standards (“create once, publish everywhere”) in spite of the fact that no browser is perfect and some are less perfect than others. In so doing, workarounds free us to improve our sites' content, design, and usability, instead of wasting costly hours on proprietary, dead-end technologies.

But not everyone approves of workarounds, however practical or beneficial. In the view of some, if browsers don't fully or correctly support a given W3C spec, it is too bad for that browser's users—or the standard should simply be avoided. The problems with this perspective are many, including these:


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