Name of Netscape Browser?

Friday February 11th, 2000

I've gotten a number of submissions to a news article that supposedly gives the name of Netscape's next branded browser as Netscape 6.0. However, from talking to some folks at Netscape, I have found out that they have not yet settled on a name, so this news is premature (as, apparently, was our mention of the name Netscape 2001). We will let you know when we have a concrete answer.

#15 Re: Netscape 1.0

by BlueGecko8

Saturday February 12th, 2000 8:11 AM

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I agree, Netscape 1.0 would be very odd. However, Mozilla 1.0 (or Gecko 1.0 or FansySuperBrowser 1.0) wouldn't be. This reflects even better than Netscape 1.0 the fact that Mozilla is a truly new technology.

Your argument about scripts is sort of weak, though. All you'd have to do is what IE does, and report yourself as a 5.0 browser. (Though user agent request reading "Mozilla 5.0 (Compatible); Mozilla 1.0" would be a little odd...) or something to that extent. (Windows 95 identifies itself to programs as 4.0, for example, and IIRC 98 identifies itself as 4.1, so it's not like this is a new or untried idea.)