Standards and Browser Compatibility

By Afilias Mobile & Web Services
Afilias Mobile & Web Services

Browser compatibility is hard. Especially on mobile. If you thought things were difficult 10 years ago when there were only a handful of browsers to contend with, then thinking about the situation for mobile may make you dizzy or depressed. For now we live in a world of tens of thousands of devices of wildly variable shapes and sizes and capabilities. And we have to make the web work on all of them.

But thankfully we have standards bodies, such as the W3C to step in and make our lives easier. The W3C brings together a bunch of interested parties and, sitting around a table or via teleconference, they agree a specification for a technology standard covering the issues of the day. The standards are implemented via browser vendors and that's the end of our problems.

Well… not really.

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