[SATLUG] Southwest Airlines Web Site

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Sat Feb 19 13:10:32 CST 2011


Nate Turnage wrote:
> On 02/19/2011 02:16 AM, Charles Hogan wrote:
>> *WARNING - LITTLE TOO MUCH WINE TONIGHT
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>> SWA probably hired some contractor that's too f'ng stupid to know that 
>> something other than MS exists.
> 
> Easy, there, Charlie. This site was built by GSD&M in Austin, and 
> they're pretty good at what they do. The site is built with .NET, but 
> GSD&M is probably a mixed environment of Macs (for the designers) and 
> Windows PCs (for the web developers). The Southwest site has surely been 
> tested on both of those platforms, in multiple browsers. And if the site 
> has been tested in both mozilla and webkit browsers on those platforms, 
> then surely it is the fault of Google and the Mozilla Corp. that it 
> doesn't work on linux.

Well, I'm not impressed.  The site main page has 74 html errors and 93 
html warnings.  There should be *no* os dependencies in a web site.  It 
doesn't matter if I'm using BSD, Hurd, or OS/2.  As long as the browser 
is W3C compliant, the web page should run properly.

   -- Bruce


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