I can't argue their business reasoning. I also can't say that I did anything to prevent this as developing for was always an afterthought. However, their strict adherence to web standards always pushed the web forward.
Unlike, for example, Internet Explorer, a bug in a site I developed when used with was almost always a bug in my site (not adhering to standards) and not a browser quirk. This made it a fantastic testing tool.
Homogeny among web rendering engines will not promote standards based development, it will only encourage development for that engine.
Good luck to as it moves forward. We will miss you Presto.
Working on a form that I thought I was complete, I just wasted a whole night with these issues:
1. IE9 does not support the input placeholder attribute (IE10 now does). OK, fairly easily fixed with a polyfill, but still, really annoying.
2. IE9 does not support CORS (Cross-Origin Resource Sharing) which was a hard requirement for this form.
Except that it kind of does.
Except that it uses a special ActiveX control (XDomainRequest) to do it that is different than the standard XHR (AJAX, XMLHttpRequest).
Except that jQuery does not abstract this automatically.
OK, so there are jQuery plugins to add this capability.
Except that for POST requests the Content-Type header can't possibly be set on XDomainRequest, so the server sees a test/plain request.
I actually had to change SERVER SIDE code to support stupid client side browser bugs.
WHAT. A. PIECE. OF. ...
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