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.

#28 Netscapes is still the boss

by DTHML_Fiend

Friday February 11th, 2000 10:27 PM

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These there simple questions will lead us to why Mozilla should not be the defacto standard...

1. Who released the source? 2. Who still controls the mozilla development process? 3. Who will gain from the W3C being aligned with Mozilla.

And the awnser is Netscape!

Netscape would adverise and push that fact to death that THEY are the defacto standards implementation and that everyone should base their code off of the Mozilla project. Netscape could not get that kind of advertising power even if they had Bill Gates pocket book. Because while mozilla is still an open source project Netscape is still the one pulling all the strings and I have no dought in my mind that Netscape would take all the credit if this happened. Thats not to say that mozilla so far isn't the best standards implemtation out there, its just that even though it is not a commercal product it is still very, very, heavily related and tied to a commercal company.

-DHTML Fiend