Friday March 24th, 2000
Time for another weekend discussion. The question this weekend:
What do you feel is an appropriate level of integration between a browser and an Operating System? And at the other end of the spectrum, what are your feelings about Mozilla's cross-platform approach?
To answer your last question-- I'll bet after the public totally rejects the current widget set, we'll be seeing OS-specific skins.
(that's just my prediction. I don't want to start another discussion about widgets)
As far as inheriting preferences goes-- there's only so much you can inherit if you want to support web standards. Native OS FEs are not capable of doing the stuff that needs to be done to comply with those standards.... so what do you do? Either chuck the standards or cheat a little on the interface. There are pros and cons to both but I guess they decided to do it this way...