Wednesday, November 16, 2005

The TC

Today I got an email from a Monster with a job description from an organization called The Technical Committee or “The TC”.  If you don’t know what the TC is, it’s an organization that ensures that Microsoft follows the 2002 settlement on behalf of the various plaintiffs.  You can read all about it on their site

If you want to have some fun with their site:

Browse to their site using FireFox (or most other W3C compliant browser, I also tried it with Amaya, I don’t have Opera) and click on the link “What is The TC?”,  Where do you go? Nowhere (the link is to file:///Y:/Web/Thetc.htm#What is the TC).

Do a View Page Source.  In the code you will see:

<META content=FrontPage.Editor.Document name=ProgId>

That means they used Microsoft FrontPage. If you view the page in IE (which will render the page correctly) you will see:

<meta name="GENERATOR" content="Microsoft FrontPage 5.0">

FrontPage is this truly evil software that implements themes with out the help of CSS (or XLST) and only works properly in IE.  So, if you are a citric of Microsoft and want to follow the adventures of this important committee you need to use a Microsoft browser!

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