Party Like It’s 1996!: Apple has gone all Microsoft on us, creating new Safari-only HTML markup willy-nilly.
Even more troubling is the opening phrase: “Another extension we made to HTML is…” I’d be really happy if someone explained to me how this is different from what Netscape and Microsoft did to each other so irritatingly back in 1996 (>MARQUEE> anyone?).
This is a tough line to walk. The W3C, while a great concept, moves with all the speed of a glacier.
And, as upset as everyone was when Microsoft did this, the fact remains that Microsoft did come up with some great stuff for their browser, and if all browsers supported it, I don’t think you’d have heard too many complaints. Problem was, only IE supported it, and the extensions were so good, people started to depend on them, thus screwing all other browsers.