re: Why you need to give Firefox a chance VIEW POST

re: In a perfect world, diversity is definitely great! We have a bunch of standards committees that guide the many browsers towards a common interface ...

Well I'm saying that unregulated monopoly is all bad and especially if the company holding it is as big as Google is.

Suppose that someone tells you that you can have as many chocolate cakes as you want as long as you keep your balls in their vice. But hey they promise not to squeeze! Would you do it?

Abdicating on competition and letting Chrome win is exactly doing this. No later than last month Google announced that they would make some browser API paid.

Is that worthwhile to give so much power to Google in exchange of glitter down your throat just a few week in advance from the competition?

Ah, I apologize. I misunderstood earlier.

Of course it would not be pleasant to be in such a situation as we are in right now. It just surprises me, given the "free" nature of the Web, Google is considering to add proprietary features and APIs. Something doesn't seem to be adding up.

But that's besides the point. I see now how my initial comment sounded as if I was "letting Google win for the sake of giving developers less work for browser support". I failed to properly communicate the true essence of my point wherein "too much diversity" is bad from a web developer standpoint.

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