[K12OSN] OT: Required use of IE by State DOE

"Terrell Prudé Jr." microman at cmosnetworks.com
Thu Mar 15 15:21:11 UTC 2007

Nils Breunese wrote:
> David Hopkins wrote:
>>> "Because it violates all the canons of good web design and is a stupid
>>> idea to boot" isn't a good enough reason?
>> Nope, not good enough.  I tried that one 'way back when' and the
>> response was along the lines that  "we are based on MS and it makes
>> sense to build the solution around the architecture we have".  Thus,
>> the need for a legal argument as opposed to a technical merit argument.
> I don't have a legal argument for you, but maybe the folks over at
> http://www.webstandards.org/ could be of use? They have an Education
> Taskforce: http://www.webstandards.org/action/edutf
> Nils Breunese.

Probably not good enough, either.  Government bureaucrats think in terms
of what they can *legally* get away with.  The only way to stop
stupidity or sweetheart deals is via legal means.  He needs a *legal*
barrier--something that could either get them fired or possibly send
them to jail.


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