Microsoft and Mozilla work together for RSS

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    Yvan256

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    What about Safari?

    How about it, Apple? Replace that "RSS" icon with the one from FireFox (and now also MSIE7). As the guy says on the page, "it's better for users" (consistency).
     
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    Yes, this thing's been blown a bit out of proportions :p

    But, on the other hand, it could be seen as another sign that the IE team is more willing to cooperate with other browser vendors. Now if they could only do it on more important things...
     
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    In my opinion, it looks too close to the old icon for Airport, as seen here, including having nearly the same colors. I always wondered if the Firefox/Mozilla folks were (knowingly or unknowingly) inspired by the Airport icon.
     
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    A more accurate icon would be this from Classic/OS9 :
     
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    Why do I have this odd feeling that Microsoft found a way to slip some "soft" language in there so that in the future they can steal Firefox stuff legally. WOuldnt supprise me. That is how M$ works, right?

    Sorry, I am a little synical.
     
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    Thank you, that is better. I searched on Google Images quickly, and the one I linked to was the best I could find. It didn't occur to me to fire up Classic and take a screen shot. :eek:
     
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    I have no proof, but I don't trust Microsoft about anything.

    I see this as the first overture to an "embrace and extend" attack.

    First they adopt a few icons. Then some other features unique to Mozilla/Firefox. Then they start changing these features in minor ways such that web sites have to choose between IE and Mozilla compatibility. Then, if web sites choose IE (as they usually do), they make the changes more extreme, marginalizing Mozilla users.

    All the while advertising that they conform to Mozilla's standards, and accusing Mozilla of violating them, of course.
     

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