Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 28th May 2010 18:40 UTC
Internet & Networking If there's one thing several people are really, really good at, it's ruining the web. The latest attempt is something quite insipid, something that had me scratching my head a few times before I realised what was going on. When copying and pasting text from certain websites, content would be added to your clipboard without you knowing about it - something like "Read more at". John Gruber finds this just as insipid as I do, and investigated a little further - while also coming up with a way to block this nonsense. Seriously - this is right up there with those in-text underline ad things.
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RE[8]: Undo
by vivainio on Sat 29th May 2010 15:15 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Undo"
vivainio
Member since:
2008-12-26

No. If the text counter is compliant code, then you ask the browser vendor to fix the browser.


And who should chech whether the counter is compliant code? Google developers?

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RE[9]: Undo
by Morgan on Sun 30th May 2010 23:34 in reply to "RE[8]: Undo"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

I would think it would go something like this:

1. Customer complains to Google/files a bug report that the OSNews widget doesn't work in Chrome, but works in other browsers

2. Google devs visit OSNews, check the code of the widget, test it against all the major browsers on all the major platforms, and see that it is indeed a Chrome issue

3. Devs find the problem in the Chromium code, patch it and include in the next scheduled update


Of course, that's in a perfect world where Google's devs have time for every little bug that one out of 100,000 users might notice. Here in the real world, it may never get fixed because it's one of those things that is simply not a big deal.

For me personally, if a website doesn't work well in my favorite browser, I try my second favorite. If it still doesn't work, that website obviously isn't worth visiting as the maintainer doesn't care about web standards (my two favorite browsers being Firefox and Chrome, respectively). If it works in Chrome but not FF, well that's bearable.

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