Why Gecko Matters...

Friday March 24th, 2000

Jeffery Zeldman of both The Web Standards Project and A List Apart has written an interesting article about Gecko, and why it will be a web developer's godsend, thanks to its vast standards support, and availability on a variety of platforms.

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#1 Very ironic...

by Quelish

Friday March 24th, 2000 11:59 AM

I find it ironic that I'm reading an article about that Gecko is so great and when I click on a link (using the latest nightly Netscape beta for WinNT) the page jumps halfway up and doesn't go to where the link points to until I scroll back down and click it again. I'm pretty sure that's not how the W3C intended links to work! haha

Jokes aside, it's a good article. A real irony is that Microsoft is going to bring out a Mac browser that shares the same version number as its windows counterpart but is built around a different architecture...and will probably require writing specialized versions of pages that take advantage of Microsoft's latest "technology" (read: crappy proprietary extensions to the real standards)

Netscape is ALMOST there. I can't wait to see what they have to unveil to the world in just a few weeks.

#3 Re: Very ironic...

by prawda

Friday March 24th, 2000 8:48 PM

s/he's damn right: i am using the m14 build on win98 to read an article about web standards and how compliant gecko will be... and it doesn't f*?!ing work! and i mean: simple links don't work. i'd love this thing to work but i don't see it happening especially not in the time frame they seem to have set themselves (release a beta within the next 3-4 weeks). and it shouldn't happen as long as it is not even half way perfect. a few weeks more won't hurt anyone..

#2 How About a "Get it!" logo?

by TonyG

Friday March 24th, 2000 4:40 PM

We need a "Get Mozilla Now!" logo - officially commissioned and sanctioned - for people to use on their sites... nothing like appealing to the masses.

I set up a home spun link on my companies corporate intranet homepage and we got shitloads of downloads... 600 plus in a week.