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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.


#33 Re: Another News.com article

by zontar

Sunday February 13th, 2000 8:04 AM

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Not to nitpick, but I believe that news.com was right about that point. The article said, "Communicator 5.0 is based on Gecko, the Communicator browsing engine responsible for rendering graphics and text. In addition, it uses Extensible User Interface Language (XUL), a new technology for creating the user interface with Web programming languages rather than computer coding languages."

See Dave Hyatt's <A href="<http://www.mozilla.org/xpfe/xulrdf.htm>">XUL and RDF: The Implementation of the Application Object Model</A>, 3rd paragraph.

BTW, I don't have a problem with MozClassic being designated stand-in for Netscape 5 and calling this spring's release 6.0 -- just get the sucker out there before IE 6 comes out.