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[3]: Wrong priorities
by vodoomoth on Fri 15th Oct 2010 12:22 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Wrong priorities"
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Fine. I got you 100%. But then we will see ourselves not being able to exploit the full potential, whatever that "full potential" may mean, and that's for a somewhat long time to come.

Although I understand all you wrote, I still think that there's a point where "legacy" should be ditched (for instance, try to create a folder named "con" in XP or Vista...), all the more when 1- that legacy didn't comply with then-known standards and 2- imposes additional work on browser developers. I don't mention the availability of tools to "standardize" those sites because I know nothing about it, I can only guess such tools are more available now that the open source software wave has reached us than back then, in the late 90's or just after...

Sites and people don't change because one browser developer says so.

I don't have much faith in clueless people's will to exert intelligence or simply put their brain to use. I think they'll eat whatever they are served.

As a web developer who has (had?) to deal with such sites, what are the reasons that prevent some of them from "moving on", redesigning, etc? Is it monetary considerations? service interruption? not seeing the benefit of going clean and standard? or else?

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