Watch out Dr Kawashima, I fully expect Microsoft to stake a claim to have invented brain training programs in the near future. The hoops that web developers are forced to jump through to get things working in Internet Explorer are sometimes awe-inspiring in their deviousness.
Microsoft are not alone. A colleague recently pointed out that out of the seven lines of tracking code he had been supplied, not a single one of them was as it should have been. The abundance of supposedly professionally produced sites that have been built with WYSIWYG editors is testament to the fact that not everybody is bothered about doing things properly. It’s not like hand-coding takes that much longer or is that painful but you have to understand how things work and know what you’re doing which is surely no bad thing. With this in mind it was refreshing to find out that this is what a big media organisation like The New York Times does.