MozillaZine

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.


#18 Off topic: Netscape 6 ?!?!

by damian <daemonc@netscape.net>

Friday February 11th, 2000 6:20 PM

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Our friends at CNET have this lovely article about Time/Warner/AOL/Netscape/we-own-everything's plans for netscape 6. Yes 6. They have decided to take the Micro$oft number game to the next level. Anyway, my two favorite lines from the article were 1.) "... the most notable difference is the way AOL said it will distribute the product. The company plans to allow Web sites to launch their own branded versions of the browser..." (no mention of the completely new code base, standards compliance, open source, etc.) 2.) "Until now, Netscape has relied partly on its open-source development organization, Mozilla.org, to speed development of its Communicator browser, with volunteers and paid developers refining the product. But despite Mozilla's efforts, AOL has acknowledged that it has been late in updating its browser technology." What do you mean, "until now"?!?! "partly" ?!?! <a href="<http://technews.netscape.…s/0-1005-200-1548169.html>">read it for yourself</a>