Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 14th Oct 2010 21:23 UTC, submitted by addoula
Opera Software Opera Extensions have been confirmed as a feature of Opera 11. "Extensions in Opera is a way for you to easily add new functionality to your Opera browser experience. Developers can easily create extensions using open standards (HTML5, CSS, JavaScript) and supported APIs. Extensions will be based on the W3C Widget specifications and this is being considered for an Open Standard effort."
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RE[2]: Wrong priorities
by pandronic on Fri 15th Oct 2010 10:15 UTC in reply to "RE: Wrong priorities"
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As a webdeveloper, I'm not happy that there are still such sites. I'd like very much to see browser technology evolve at a much higher pace breaking compatibility as needed with older, bad or proprietary standards.

But, also as a webdeveloper I have to understand that people will use older browsers (for one reason or another) and my clients will still want to sell those people stuff.

So, for me that means that I have to STFU and tweak the site to death until in works in IE6&7.

I think the same is true for browser makers. They'd like to leave all the cruft behind, to make their rendering engines modern, to implement the latest standards, but the reality is that there are a lot of sites (the majority?) that are made by half-assed webdevelopers that would break instantly.

So, if I'm a clueless user switching from IE to Opera and find that my favorite recipe site doesn't work anymore, will I blame the site for not respecting web standards, or will I blame my brand new browser?

There's a reason that Firefox was successful in the beginning. It was not the extensions (because at the time there were few and less important than they are now), it was the fact that it rendered the current web the same as IE6 while having Tabs, Security and Speed.

TL;DR: You have to be realistic. Sites and people don't change because one browser developer says so.

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