Internet Explorer is evil

Salah seorang member Reddit yang merupakan mantan web developer menjelaskan mengapa Microsoft begitu jahat dengan Internet Explorer-nya.

Microsoft intentionally made the engine (Trident) incompatible with the W3C standards, created an incompatible JavaScript implementation and even attempted a incompatible Java implementation (for which they were sued). The point of this is their wel-known EEE (embrace, extend and extinguish) policy. First they implement your stuff, then they introduce incompatibilities, and then, through the power of monopoly, they pushed the original inventor out of the game. They tried to kill Sun. Literally. And to get rid of the W3C. For total web dominance.

Their implementation of the standards was therefore of course horribly bad. By far the most time it took to develop a web page/site was IE workaround time. Making webdev three to five times more expensive for clients. And the bugs. Oh the bugs. I swear to you, that from time to time I still have horrible nightmares from when I was paid to write a real web application (think: OS X mock-up with network file system without the AJAX API, full widget toolkit and video player) for IE 6. Every single one of us loathed IE, and still does.

Saya sarankan Anda membaca semuanya penjelasannya. Kelakuan Microsoft dengan Internet Explorer dimasa lalu sangat buruk. Dan bahkan sekarang, Microsoft sekali lagi ingin melakukan hal yang sama dengan Windows Phone:

when they recently got rid of their probation officer, for the last crime they were convicted for. The very next day, they injected the mole that is Steven Elop into Nokia, basically killing it, with 9000 engineers and workers leaving the company in protest on the spot. And they put their shitty WP7/8 on Nokia phones. And what did they do?
They again, made IE non-replaceable and “hard-wired” into the OS. And promptly got sued for it. (Guess I’m not the only one who did not forget.)