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This restores some faith in humanity... 
25th-Jun-2007 11:47 am
I know this was already posted--about the Judge suing over his dry cleaning not being ready the next day, but I figured some people might be interested in the verdict...

The dry Cleaner won...


A Washington, D.C., dry cleaning store that was sued for $54 million over an allegedly missing pair of pants will not have to pay anything to its disgruntled customer, a judge ruled Monday.

Instead, Roy Pearson, who sued over the missing trousers, may have to pay the store owners' legal fees.


Repeatedly referring to himself as "we," Pearson sought to present himself as the leader of a class of tens of thousands, if not a half million people, consisting of local residents he believes are at risk of falling for such insidious business practices as posting "Satisfaction Guaranteed" and "Same Day Service" signs. Pearson said at one point in court filings that he planned to call 63 witnesses.


25th-Jun-2007 08:08 pm (UTC)
I'd like to mock that website. Who puts black text on a background that dark a blue? (Or, possibly, checks that their code doesn't work in all the major browsers?) It's ABC, for god's sake, not a kid at home in the basement.

That said, the whole lawsuit was hilarious, and that's just the icing on the cake.
25th-Jun-2007 08:17 pm (UTC)
I see the story (on 2 different browsers) as black text on a white table on a dark blue background. Maybe your browser didn't load properly?
25th-Jun-2007 08:18 pm (UTC)
yeah, it's fine for me, too.
25th-Jun-2007 08:20 pm (UTC)
It doesn't work in Firefox. Works in IE.
25th-Jun-2007 08:23 pm (UTC)
i'm on firefox
25th-Jun-2007 08:36 pm (UTC)
weird. I see the same thing, dark blue background.
25th-Jun-2007 08:42 pm (UTC)
I'm also in Firefox and see black on white.
25th-Jun-2007 08:50 pm (UTC)
Works in Firefox for Mac, doesn't work in Safari for Mac. Silly coders!
25th-Jun-2007 08:57 pm (UTC)
Worked on safari for me too. At this point I'll just say, I don't know why it doesn't work for some. But it couldn't really be worse than CNN and their refusal to make anything Mac friendly.
27th-Jun-2007 01:24 am (UTC)
I see it just fine as well, and I'm also on a mac with firefox and safari.
27th-Jun-2007 09:32 pm (UTC)
I'm using Safari on a Mac and it's fine for me. Just FYI.
25th-Jun-2007 08:48 pm (UTC)
Quite probable, since I'm using a Mac, which is why I added that designers need to check that their code works on all the major browsers, not just the one that they're using. It's a meta-flaw of the internet. I always get to see, in ghastly living colour, the worst examples of web design, the ones that look like the psychedelic poster fell into Dafont.com and paraded itself all over the internet, but things I want to see aren't likely to work because no one checked the code. In this case, my guess would be that the table's in CSS, which is why it's not rendering for me. Or, the bonus mock would be that the people who make the browsers should figure out a way to make them all accept all CSS code, not just parts of it.
25th-Jun-2007 08:53 pm (UTC)
i'm on a mac
25th-Jun-2007 09:52 pm (UTC)
Not all designers have both a Mac and a PC. Even less likely once you get into the Linux flavours. I understand your point, but on the other hand, you really should get a browser that can handle CSS.
25th-Jun-2007 10:40 pm (UTC)
If you read the W3C CSS specifications, you'll note that by its very nature, CSS doesn't need to be supported in its entirety by any one browser. The onus is on the designer to ensure that a page degrades gracefully on partial implementations.

All CSS2 implementations are partial, by the way. Does your browser have full aural stylesheet support as well as every other selector and property in the spec? Not if you have MSIE, Firefox, Safari, Opera or Konqueror, unless something spectacular happened recently.

The real problem is in the bugs, not in unimplemented bits of the CSS specification.

However, if you can fix some of those issues, you'll be happy to know that many web browser projects accept patches. The Gecko-based browsers (e.g. Firefox) are a good choice. And you'll be doing the world a service.
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