As of December 1, 2020, Focal Point is retired and repurposed as a reference repository. We value the wealth of knowledge that's been shared here over the years. You'll continue to have access to this treasure trove of knowledge, for search purposes only.
New TIBCO Community Coming Soon
In early summer, TIBCO plans to launch a new community—with a new user experience, enhanced search, and expanded capabilities for member engagement with answers and discussions! In advance of that, the current myibi community will be retired on April 30. We will continue to provide updates here on both the retirement of myibi and the new community launch.
What You Need to Know about Our New Community
We value the wealth of knowledge and engagement shared by community members and hope the new community will continue cultivating networking, knowledge sharing, and discussion.
During the transition period, from April 20th until the new community is launched this summer, myibi users should access the TIBCO WebFOCUS page to engage.
Like Frank asked why is it an issue that WebFocus is not W3C compliant? Microsoft is not either or any other major sofware vendor for that matter.
If the reason is that the company that you are working for requires W3C compliance then the only solution is that they create every single thing they want using a basic language and have standards in place that restrict programmers from using those parts/features that are none compliant, All tools have them.
The issue of the OP is not that "WebFocus is not W3C compliant?", but that "The HTML code generated by Webfocus is not W3C compliant".
I'm sure the many users that prefer Firefox, or other non-IE browsers, wish that WebFocus generated W3C compliant HTML. There are many reasons to prefer well structured, W3C valid HTML or XHTML, that a Google search will reveal.
IBI has been too dependent on Microsoft for too long. Odd, since they have been a trail blazer in cross platform interoperability. They are trying to provide better support for Firefox, but I wonder if that is by patches, or standards support ?
While I'm on a bit of a rant, I sorely wish IBI hadn't dropped the MacFocus product. They could have learned a lot about making better GUI interfaces, something that they still do poorly. I was disappointed with the GUI of the first Windows product Focus DLL, and it hasn't gotten much better since...
Again, odd, considering that Focus was the standout programming user interface in the mainframe days !
What you do not see in these statistics which represent ALL web usage are the statistics specific to business usage. There Microsoft probably has an 80% share, purely on the basis that most companies will not allow the use of any other browser.
I fully agree that in the ideal world browser output generated by WebFocus should work with all browsers, however I think you would be challenged to find a single thing that did, either because of lack of W3C compliance or bugs in the browser it’s self. They all have them.
There is no such thing as a 100% W3C compliant browser.