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.

#9 Make Mozilla the "Reference Implementation&qu

by mozineAdmin

Friday February 11th, 2000 3:07 PM

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Mozilla is the most open browser project currently in development. Its newsgroups, website, daily builds, and bug reporting system make it the perfect candidate to be the "reference implementation" that the W3C needs sorely needs. Currently, developers have to battle with conflicting standards and vague wording in specifications. The CSS3 spec is currently in development, but there is no complete implementation of *CSS1* yet. The process chugs along, unwilling to stop to let the industry catch up.

Since the Mozilla development occurs in the open and crosses platform and operating system lines, it seems like it would be the ideal solution to this issue of the lack of a reference implementation. What do you think?