Major Gecko Announcement!

Monday March 20th, 2000

Dave Hodder writes, "Yahoo has an article on Netscape 6, headed 'Netscape's Revolutionary Gecko Browser Technologies Adopted by IBM, Intel, Liberate, NetObjects, Nokia, Red Hat, and Sun Microsystems'. It also mentions Gecko, XUL and AOL TV."

Most of the names on the list shouldn't be a surprise to most Mozilla followers. MozillaZine announced the Nokia/Intel Internet appliance months ago, and there are well known developers from RedHat, Sun, and IBM making major contributions to the codebase.

Interesting, however, is the quote from Mitchell Kertzman, President and CEO of Liberate Technologies. Mitchell states, "Netscape Gecko fits well as a key component of our software, helping us create a better interactive TV experience and resulting in greater success for AOL TV and other partners using the Liberate platform". It looks like Mozilla's reach is going beyond the desktop, beyond the "Internet Appliance" and into the set-top arena.

#2 XML "support" is unusable

by ttielkes <>

Monday March 20th, 2000 1:39 PM

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At the time of writing, Mozilla is standards compliant to the point of being completly unusable.

The DOM1 and DOM2 specs explicitly state that some crucial functionality is not included, and up to the implementor to...well, implement.

What's the use of DOM interfaces if I can not: -load XML -load XML from string -save XML to string -POST XML to the web -include XML into the HTML document in an easy way(data islands)

Don't get me wrong, I like and use Mozilla on various platforms, but I want to *get* and *use* the *DATA* that is stored as / served up as, XML. If you have data to work with, *then* you can actually start to make use of the great ECMAScript, the HTML DOM, et cetera.