Is this an article dealing with Oracle Application Express? Barely.
I recently read the latest treatise from Joel Spolsky of "Joel on Software" fame. Joel does an excellent job of explaining the history of the Web "standards" which have gotten everyone into a little bit of a mess. And even though standards have been developed for HTML and Web browsers, it's always a challenge to maintain backward compatibility.
When I read this, I couldn't help but think of poor Carl on our team who wrestles with these same challenges for every release of Oracle Application Express. It's hard enough to produce a Web application development environment which enables you to build applications to work elegantly with Firefox and Internet Explorer. This is why you don't see certification for Opera, Netscape Navigator, Safari and the like. They're all a little bit different.
I'm still waiting for the Oracle Application Express theme which supports Lynx.