The dominance of Apple and Google mobile browsers is leading to a situation that’s even worse for Web programming than the former dominance of Internet Explorer, according to Daniel Glazman, co-chairman of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), a group overseeing the formatting and effects standard called Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).
Per “CNET,” he says that programmers are overlooking other browsers when they use newer CSS features — even when those other browsers support the features.
The result is that those other browsers — Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Opera, chiefly — might have to essentially “masquerade” themselves as other browsers.
When this happens, the “Open Web” — a programming foundation based on cooperatively created standards rather than proprietary features — is being ruined, according to Glazman. For more info go to http://news.cnet.com/8301-30685_3-57373764-264/web-leader-apple-google-power-causing-open-web-crisis/?part=rss&subj=latest-news&tag=title .