Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Opera: The browser wars? Over! | News | TechRadar UK

opera-9-6Opera 9.6: Web standards are encouraging "a more level playing field" says Bruce LawsonZoomZoom<>The browser wars are over. That's according to Opera evangelist Bruce Lawson. "There was a browser war, a war to the death, and IE very nearly won the web. And now we see that there doesn't need [to be one]…the only people injured in the war are the consumers and developers".Lawson has been part of several web standards groups over the history of the web and says it's now the ubiquity of such standards that are making the browser market a more level playing field. "I think it's a collaborative attempt to determine the rules against which we will all healthily compete. They'll be no more deathmatches. People have asked me 'are the guys at Internet Explorer just pretending [about standards] but [they're serious]!"
Opera: The browser wars? Over! | News | TechRadar UK
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