I finally met Bruce Lawson during the first day of last CSS WG face-to-face meeting in Cambridge, UK, and I carefully read his last article on webstandards.org. I can't help but thinking the webstandards community could take a better approach. Utopically, the best approach would be IMHO the following one:

  • build an extension to every single available browser that
    1. allows the user to file a usability bug report related to the current site/page for the current browser
    2. shows if there are open bugs related to the current site/page for the current browser and allows to browse/edit theme
    3. shows if the user filed bugs related to the current site/page for the current browser that are still open and allows to browse/edit them
  • make that extension freely available

Then edit a automated monthly report with top 1000 buggy sites, world-wide and per country. That would put a huge pressure on website managers...

As I said, it's a utopy. But the gap between utopy and reality is not always that thick...