compatibility is an old new thing indeed

Some of Raymond Chen's hilarious true stories about Microsoft's application compatibility work (PDF file) when upgrading Windows remind me of the hacks in Opera's own site patching. Stupidity compatibility is an old new thing indeed..

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  1. "Programs that rely on bugs in the operating systemThis is a tricky one. If you have a bug that a program depends on, is it still a bug?"This one just had my brain screaming "Web standards". It explains why quirks mode exists, at least.

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