The Wonder of Different Browsers...

As if learning code isn't difficult enough, last night I was checking the Holy Ghost blog at Trustus before I headed home for the evening. Lo and behold, the text on the bio page that I had worked on most of the day was placed into very thin columns. Ok, I can handle this. So I check the code...everything's correct. Nothing was changed. What the hell?

Then it hits me--at Trustus I'm using IE, whereas at work and on the laptop, SBB has me firmly implanted in the Firefox universe. Get to work this morning and sure enough, all is fine on firefox but thin little columns on IE. Using my newly absorbed knowledge, I begin adjusting the code for the table width. Several guesses later, the firefox and IE pages look nearly identical.

So here's the question. Why doesn't the code force the table on the firefox page into the same proportion as the IE page? The table was set at 33% of the page--the firefox view definitely did not have it at 33%. What's the point of learning to write code if it doesn't work universally?


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Computer News
Microsoft-Google battle heats up

Microsoft's chief executive vowed to "kill Google" in an expletive-laden tirade against the firm, according to US court documents filed by Google.

The claim was made in a sworn statement by Mark Lucovsky, a former Microsoft employee who quit for Google in 2004.

Microsoft chief Steve Ballmer has denied the claims, saying they are a "gross exaggeration of what actually took place".

The statement is the latest salvo in a bitter legal battle between the firms.

In his sworn statement, Mr Lucovsky - a key Windows architect - alleged that Mr Ballmer hurled a chair across the room when he informed him he was moving to Google, before launching into an abusive tirade against Google's chief executive Eric Schmidt.

However, Mr Ballmer has dismissed the claims.

"Mark's decision to leave was disappointing and I urged him strongly to change his mind. But his characterisation of that meeting is not accurate," he said in a statement.

Bitter row
The row between the two firms was triggered when one of Microsoft's vice presidents, Dr Kai-Fu Lee, was hired by Google to set up a research centre in China.

Microsoft claimed the move was a violation of a one-year non-compete clause in his contract and began legal action against the search engine giant.

However, Google has retaliated by claiming that Microsoft's action is a form of intimidation designed to eliminate the threat of a fast-growing rival.

The group has been moving further into the software arena - most recently with the launch of Talk, a service which lets e-mail account holders talk to each other via a PC, microphone and speakers.

The system is a direct threat to online voice and instant messaging service providers such as Skype, Microsoft and Yahoo.

Microsoft won the first round of the increasingly bitter battle between the two firms in July, when a King County Superior Court judge issued a temporary order barring Mr Lee from carrying out the duties he had been hired to do for Google.

The two sides will face each other in court again on Tuesday when Microsoft will ask a court to extend that order until the matter comes to trial in January.

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