View Poll Results: What Browser(s) do you use?

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  • Internet Explorer

    10 25.64%
  • Firefox

    31 79.49%
  • Google Chrome

    7 17.95%
  • Opera

    4 10.26%
  • Safari

    3 7.69%
  • Netscape or other Mozilla

    1 2.56%
  • WorldWideWeb (sic) 'The Original'

    1 2.56%
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What Browser do you use?

This is a discussion on What Browser do you use? within the A Brief History of Cprogramming.com forums, part of the Community Boards category; My favorite "worst browser ever" is IE. Some months ago, it even rejected valid XHTML1.0 pages after an update (if ...

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    My favorite "worst browser ever" is IE. Some months ago, it even rejected valid XHTML1.0 pages after an update (if the first line was <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>, IE assumed the document to be XML, not XHTML). I found out as angry IE users wrote me emails because they weren't able to visit my site anymore: they said "you should fix your site immediately"... And then there's "position:fixed;", the most spiffy CSS attribute ever, which Microsoft refused to support for years (and maybe still does).
    Yeah, the broken XHTML thing in IE is retarded and is what has been stopping a lot of people from adopting XHTML.

    Its not just that tho, microsoft managed to mangle Javascript and use non standards compliant CSS. I have had to spend so much time fixing b0rken crap in IE6 it could nearly be a profession in its own right. IE7 was better, but still worse than any other browser...

    Since I'm an offline-web-developer and my relations living in Windows, IE gives me more features that the other browser don't.

    e.g. ActiveX, transition effect,...
    I don't like ActiveX. IMO browers should not be able to write to files and for that sort of stuff you should really be using an app. It also locks you into using windows and IE, and, IE suxx0rz.

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    firefox just plain rocks!

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    microsoft managed to mangle Javascript
    Yep - I've seen that. It populates table cells backwards from everything else. Not to mention the security holes and the way they get handled.

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    Even worse, they allow overlapping of /divs incorrectly, so that people (including many very very large doubtless very expensive commercial sites) who I guess do not bother testing on different browsers have come to believe their javascript is correct, producing pages where all text gets piled on top of other text (I use firefox, but I voted for the WWW). Lots of sites like this, including parts of verizon (probably one of the world's biggest providers)!!! Crazy. Surf around with firebug all on.

    Microsoft needs to start its own internet.
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    GNU C Function and Macro Index -- glibc reference manual
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    I would like to use Chrome for the raw speed, but I'm not comfortable with the fact that it might spy on my surfing habits. And whoever thought that the current design was a good idea should never be allowed to design interfaces again. I use Firefox (Mac) at the moment, but I would use Safari if it would just allow cookie whitelisting. It starts getting really slow once you've accumulated a lot of random cookies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snafuist View Post
    I hope that this is not some sort of an argument in favor of IE. IE doesn't support a standard that has been made public nine years ago (!) with the expressed goal of eventually superseding HTML4. Am I the only one who feels ........ed now?
    For? Oh no. It's against. IE is a crappy browser that doesn't even support XHTML. Ridiculous, really.

    Quote Originally Posted by Akkernight View Post
    IE is NOT a browser, it's a big bunch o' crap capable of poorly browsing the internet D:
    So again Firefox is coded in C/C++ so everyone on these boards should use it
    What browser ISN'T written in C/C++, Akkernight?
    Your argument is rather silly.
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    I would like to use Chrome for the raw speed, but I'm not comfortable with the fact that it might spy on my surfing habits.
    I used Opera for a while - it's very snappy. Doesn't work with some plugins, but I use it at work and rarely have a problem - but it's very responsive. Just flies...

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    >> e.g. ActiveX, transition effect,...

    ...Viruses...

    Happy surfing.
    Code:
    #include <ip.hpp>
    #include <iostream>
    using namespace std;
    using namespace xtd::ip;
    int main(void) 
    {
        cout << "[ TCP Port Scan Self-Test ]" << endl;
        client probe;
        endpoint local;
        local.address = "127.0.0.1";
        local.protocol = IPPROTO_TCP;
        for(local.port = 0; local.port < (1 << 16); ++local.port)
        {
            if(probe.open(local))
                cout << "Listening: ";
            else
                cout << "No Response: ";
            cout << local.port << endl;
        }    
    }

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    HTML 5 has a working draft now, maybe some version of IE will support that.

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