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?

#55 Integration? What about...

by basic <>

Monday March 27th, 2000 12:56 AM

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Browser integration into almost anything is inevitable in this web/net crazy age. How it is integrated is the question. IE/Win98 was a good experiment to show how not to integrate a browser. Ooops...

I take that back. Browsers should not be integrated into anything!!!! But a WWWeb/XML based GUI/shell will be. Win98 was another "nice try", but IE is hardly what I'd call a XML based shell. I believe that Moz is the best candidate for such a GUI/shell... so far. There will be better ones later, but Moz proves that it can be done. And speaking of IE, just saw this on Web standards mailing list.

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Anybody checked it out yet? How is it's standard compliants?