Sunday, July 24, 2005

Strange New York Times headline in Google News

Checking Google News, especially interested in the story of how the London police killed an innocent man, I found this odd headline from The New York Times:

Why does this page look this way? New York Times - 57 minutes ago It appears that your Web browser can not find this page's style and presentation information. You are welcome to use the page as is or, for the best experience, upgrade your browser to its latest version by ...

More detailed info from The Times:

Gosh, I use Internet Explorer and Firefox as my browsers. Exactly what browser does The New York Times propose that I use instead?
Hmmm. Maybe The Times should just present the news, instead of worrying about presentation style and browsers? Just publish W3C acceptable HTML, and forget browser detection?

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