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From "Frank W. Zammetti" <>
Subject Re: Response and file downloads
Date Tue, 02 Nov 2004 00:51:44 GMT
Yeah, even though I don't do much non-IE work these days, the other 
browsers are at worst comparable (and many would say have far exceeded 
IE).  If you stick to standards-compliant code, there tends to be not 
much difficulty writing cross-browser code these days.  I think there's 
still enough difference in how things are rendered to make it 
unpleasant, but it's not nearly as difficult as it used to be.

Frank W. Zammetti
Founder and Chief Software Architect
Omnytex Technologies

Chad Maniccia wrote:
> IE 4 made Netscape 4 look like a piece of crap. It was light-years
> ahead.
> I'm getting the impression that the other browsers have caught up but I
> refuse to develop for them unless made to.
> Questions:
> Have the other browsers caught up with ease and power of their
> scripting?
> Do any of them have an XMLHTTP equivalent?
> Do they share a common DOM?
> I hate writing cross browser code. Supporting multiple browsers is like
> having to test and write every application in Java, VB, and C.
> Chad
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Frank W. Zammetti [] 
> Sent: Monday, November 01, 2004 5:29 PM
> To: Tomcat Users List
> Subject: Re: Response and file downloads
> It *is* possible that Mozilla now supports iFrames, I haven't kept up 
> with it's development.  I do know for sure that they were originally an 
> IE-only extension, so if Mozilla does support it, it represents a very 
> rare case of Microsoft leading the pack :)
> I'm not sure about the object tag idea... I've never seen it used that 
> way but that certainly doesn't mean it won't work.   My understanding is
> that it embeds content in a page that is recognized by one plug-in or 
> another... I suspect it wouldn't help in this case, but I could be
> wrong.
> Now, if there is a way that I don't know about to target a layer, that 
> could do the trick.

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