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Weekend Discussion

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?


#37 Re: My 10 cents

by macpeep

Sunday March 26th, 2000 9:18 AM

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Web browsing is the process of fetching and viewing files on another computer, over a network. This is conceptually very much the same thing as fetching and viewing local files on your own computer. Unity of interface is a good thing, which is why I don't think it's such a bad idea to have one user interface - one application - for both local and remote documents.

Still, it can be argued that it is not a job to access files, local OR remote.. However I think that integration as such is not a bad thing. It's just a question of WHERE this integration should take place - in the OS or in an application.