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.

#24 Re: Re: Re: Why exactly is that?

by Tanyel <>

Friday February 11th, 2000 9:35 PM

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What happens when a server requests information about the Web browser? What happens when someone creates JavaScript that uses document.userAgent or document.navigator? If any of these actions, or similar actions, return "mozilla" or "netscape navigator" then Mozilla is promoting Netscape regardless of who builds on top of the "rendering engine". If not then there are some other issues to consider.