Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 28th Jul 2009 19:10 UTC
Internet & Networking We've been talking about the browser ballot screen for a while now, which led to some obvious questions we couldn't answer. As it turns out (and I completely missed this), Microsoft actually posted a fairly detailed description of its proposal [.doc] on its website last Friday. It details everything from what it means not to have Internet Explorer installed to what the ballot screen will look like.
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Comment by FunkyELF
by FunkyELF on Tue 28th Jul 2009 20:44 UTC
FunkyELF
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2006-07-26

Opera actually complained about the use of icons, stating that it provides an unfair advantage to IE, as people will recognize the icon more easily.


Complain about having the name of the browser too... people will recognize Internet Explorer more easily.
Shut up, stop crying.

P.S. That wasn't a direct quote, I fixed the spelling of recognize. Whoever wrote this should have used Firefox with built in spell checking.

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RE: Comment by FunkyELF
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 28th Jul 2009 20:50 in reply to "Comment by FunkyELF"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

P.S. That wasn't a direct quote, I fixed the spelling of recognize. Whoever wrote this should have used Firefox with built in spell checking.


P.S.: Recognise with an "s", as spelled in the article, is British English. I study British English, so that's what I write in. I find it hilarious that people STILL don't know that. I mean, seriously.

I have the British English version of Chrome.

Edited 2009-07-28 20:50 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by FunkyELF
by drstorm on Tue 28th Jul 2009 21:40 in reply to "RE: Comment by FunkyELF"
drstorm Member since:
2009-04-24

I used to study British English in school, but I never accepted it. I'm a big fan of American English.

"Recognise" is more or less OK, but I just can't cope with stuff like "colour", "programme", "centre", etc.

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RE[2]: Comment by FunkyELF
by lemur2 on Tue 28th Jul 2009 23:53 in reply to "RE: Comment by FunkyELF"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

"P.S. That wasn't a direct quote, I fixed the spelling of recognize. Whoever wrote this should have used Firefox with built in spell checking.
P.S.: Recognise with an "s", as spelled in the article, is British English. I study British English, so that's what I write in. I find it hilarious that people STILL don't know that. I mean, seriously. I have the British English version of Chrome. "

Recognise, spelled with an "s", is indeed the British English spelling.

Becasue the language English is actually British English, then this word is correctly spelled as it was (with an "s") in England, Australia and New Zealand, and most other places (mostly small) colonised by the British where English is now the country's official language.

In South Africa, English is only the third language. AFAIK, South Africa would also follow the British spelling conventions. Canada has probably been corrupted (spelling-wise) by its proximity to the US.

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