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Why is it unrealistic to expect all browsers to support the same standards? [closed]

Ideally, we would have different browsers supporting the same standards and same code producing the same result on all browsers. That hasn't happened yet. What are the reasons why?
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3answers
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What is the most cross-browser/system compatible option for 3d graphics on a web page?

I would like to develop a bit of functionality for a web site that involves a bit of 3D - the user can move around objects, rotate them and texture them. So far I've looked into: WebGL (in ...
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3answers
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What is the reason to put prefixes in new CSS features?

Is there a valid reason for the browsers to prefix new CSS features, instead of letting the webmasters use the non-prefixed version? For example, a sample code for the background gradient looks like: ...
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2answers
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Should I support IE compatibility mode?

So I have a client that is running multiple versions of multiple browsers. I currently support IE7, IE8, IE9, Firefox4/5, Safari 5 and Chrome. The site works in all the named browsers. IE has a ...
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1answer
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How are you handling browser compatibility in the new “rapid release” world?

With the new world of rapid browser releases I am trying to figure out how to define & implement our browser compatibility process. Previously we would always support the latest major version of ...
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4answers
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What's the best approach to develop a cross-browser JavaScript app?

As one of my summer projects I'd like to build an AJAX program on my own. Not too big. I'm new to the whole matter, however I have general knowledge in programming and a good understanding of the Web ...
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2answers
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What should I consider before creating a Silverlight website?

I have opted to use silverlight for a website. This runs in all major browsers. The application could be highly graphically intensive. What have I missed? Edit: It runs on Android and other mobile ...
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3answers
861 views

Strategies for browser compatibility on web applications in a corporate environment [closed]

With the new CSS 3 and HTML 5 technology, web applications have gained a lot of new tools for a better UI (user interface) interaction, beautiful templates and even responsive layout to fit into ...
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2answers
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Should I test my China-targeted website with “360 Secure Browser” (browser in China)?

Developing a website aiming to the Chinese market, I am wondering whether I should do compatibility tests with the 360 secure browser, which is based on the Trident layout engine (like Internet ...
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2answers
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WebSockets current state on security and browser support

I found many things when searching, but nothing that seemed both updated and complete. In last quarter of 2010 I remember reading what were very sad news for me, as WebSockets were disabled in most ...
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1answer
263 views

How to gracefully handle unsupported browsers?

Recently I have started experimenting with some of the newer W3C specifications such as WebGL and the Web Audio API that are not yet widely supported in browsers. As I want my page to look ...
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4answers
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Is it legitimate to ask co-workers to use specific browser in an intranet website?

I developed an intranet (local network) ASP.NET web project for my co-workers. In the development process I used Chrome and Firefox and didn't test much with Internet Explorer. The website works ...
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2answers
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Website compatibility with old operating systems [closed]

I'm a web developer. I most often come across this critical situation when the website layout fits with the design when run on Windows 7 or 8 and Mobile Operating Systems (Android, iOs, Windows 8). ...
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1answer
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What is the process or term for viewing HTML/CSS using localhost?

I have recently used some software, which come as a regular setup file, where you install your software, and then when you run it, opens the browser, uses the localhost with some specific port number ...
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1answer
181 views

Why Browsers do not resolve simple known issues? [closed]

Why Browsers do not resolve simple known issues such as: (in the context of CSS) Do NOT start a class name with a number! This is only supported in Internet Explorer and Do NOT start an ID name ...
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1answer
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Web Programming Cross Browser Frustrations Normal? [duplicate]

So I'm a relatively junior programmer, been doing it for a couple years now and have been recently working on a redo of the company's website, and have ran into some frustrations and was just ...
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1answer
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How the Compatibility View in IE works behind the scenes

When I remote connect to my work PC, in IE10, the juniper remote client service which is basically a plugin executed in the browser does not run. I need to turn on compatibility view to see it. My ...
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1answer
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How to develop an app for a smartphone to access a web app?

My colleague developed an internal web application. This app works only in Internet Explorer, which means that I can't access it from my smartphone. Is there any way to develop an application which ...
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0answers
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Responsive by using bootstrap

I have a problem in mozilla firefox while developing my website for the responsive for the mobile usability. My responsive codes are very much working in the other browsers except the mozilla ...