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.

#35 opera and standards

by caseyperkins <>

Tuesday March 21st, 2000 3:18 PM

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I've had the opportunity to extensively play around with opera 4 beta, mozilla, and ie5 and test their standards compliance with all kinds of html/css stuff over the last two days. Opera has made substantial progress in its standards compliance, but it still fails to implement a number of things from HTML 4 and CSS1. For instance, it still fails to recognize the rules and frames attribute for table tags, also the fieldset and legend tags, list-style-images (CSS), and various other things. <br><br>On the upside, they have implemented a:hover and dynamic background and font changes, although this is still buggy. Opera also renders CSS border stuff (border styles, colors) better than IE 5, and is on par with Mozilla here.<br><br> All in all, it still lags behind Mozilla in standards compliance. I don't think I found more than one area it did more accurately than Mozilla. In fact, though it is beta and Mozilla isn't (quite yet), it has more scrolling/redraw problems than Mozilla. <br><br>There is one thing I really like about Opera, though...keyboard shortcuts for everything! Maybe this can be added to Mozilla later.