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Friday February 18th, 2000

What *one* feature would you most like Mozilla to have by final release? If it's already on the slate to be in the final release, let us know why it's important to you. Just click the Responses link to join the conversation! Our forums are quite civil, and we'd love to hear your opinions.


#241 Re: Re: Re: Fuzzy logic?

by Tanyel <tanyel@straightblack.com>

Tuesday February 22nd, 2000 8:05 PM

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My main reason for supporting Mozilla is that I do not like the tyranny of Microsoft. I used to use Netscape because it was the best browser, and we all know what happened with that issue.

I think ,if the Internet is directed by a "standards body", and that standards body is closed, then that creates an Internet that is built based on the rules of a few "elite" people rather than an open Internet.

If Netscape supports this closed organization through unnecessary links, then they are removing my main reason for using Netscape, and being hypocrites, IN MY OPINION.

Do I not have a right to be against the W3C? Is that against the W3C recommendations? How many times must I explain myself? Maybe I do not have the proper document type definition for disagreeing.

I still plan to download the next version of Netscape and possibly build my own version if it is not too much of a hassle. I just do not think I can enjoy it if there is too much trash added, and this W3C thing would be added to the trash that is already confirmed, such as the Shop@Netscape button, the mail and news that shows Netscape ads, and all of the bundled software that just adds to the download time.

In case you still do not understand, I will summarize it.

>I really don't see what you are trying to say here.

If Mozilla includes built-in links to the W3C, I am going to keep using Internet Explorer.

>What do you mean by "from people you did not approve of" ?

In my case, it is the W3C. If you need a definition of the words in that sentence then I just do not have the time right now. E-mail me instead.

>What are the criteria's that browser makers have to meet before you will approve them? (just curious)

I like when people ask me questions like this. My answer for that is complex. I will offer a few of the things I need for a huge browser download to be worthwhile.

The browser has to render pages at least as fast as my current browsers, and should not require more memory than the current browsers require to render the same pages. It should render them the same way the older browsers do but I am trying to overlook that since it is the fault of the W3C, not Mozilla.

It should have a good interface and be released in my lifetime. I have been patiently waiting and will continue to wait because I think Mozilla will deliver much of what is promised, though not all.

Its installer should be customizable enough to let me choose where it is installed, and which parts are installed. Internet Explorer did not completely meet that criteria but I accepted that because I did not have much of a choice.

There should be no commercialism such as banner adds, links to shopping sites where navigational buttons should be, or bookmarks I cannot get rid of.