Appendix A. Targeting Web Browsers

Every Web site has different types of visitors. A Web standards-based approach is by its nature more forgiving of the differences in Web browsers because standards-compliant sites are based on open standards, not proprietary technology. Additionally, Web standards professionals make fewer assumptions about the types of visitors who come to their sites and don’t assume that all of them will be using the same browser.

That said, every organization is going to have a different type of audience, be it a business-to-business audience, business-to-consumer segment, students, government, or just a cross-section of society at large. It can be very useful for a Web team to know what Web browsers to “target” while working. ...

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