Our First Weekend Discussion

Friday February 11th, 2000

I've decided to try something new at MozillaZine: a "weekend discussion". Every Friday, we'll have a forum on a topic of interest to Mozilla users and developers. Hopefully it will generate some interesting conversations.

This week's topic is "Web Standards". What are your feelings about the current standards "process"? About Mozilla and its standards support? About what standards Mozilla should support in the future? I'm also interested in getting some opinions from Mozilla developers on this issue. How do they feel about being the "guinea pigs" of the standards process, being the first to implement standards specifications and also being the ones to deal with the vagaries and inconsistencies between revisions in the current specs? How are developers feeling about Mozilla's standards support so far?

Our forums are quite civil, so don't be afraid to speak your mind. We'd love to hear what you have to say. Just click the "responses" link below to get started.

#10 Re: Make Mozilla the "Reference Implementatio

by asa <>

Friday February 11th, 2000 3:54 PM

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Mozilla - Standards In Action. I like it. One thing that Mozilla has already done is to bring standards to the table. Other companies, even Microsoft, have taken note that being standards compliant is a marketable trait (see thier mac ie port). This is good. Now to take it one step further as Chris suggested would be grand. If Mozilla can get some kind of stamp of approval from the W3C as a reference implimentation then others will also seek this stamp and before you know it we have a happy world where all kinds of different platforms running all sorts of browsers can present content to users in a consistent and powerful way. I am excited by this potential and praise those who have worked hard to help realize it.

-Asa (posted with today's build which has links in the sidebar working again)