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?

#89 Re: Cross-platform is great, but...

by cplarosa

Tuesday March 28th, 2000 1:01 PM

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I agree with you 100% on both counts. 1) Basic browsing efficiency (which includes application startup time) should not be sacrificed for any additional features; 2) A cross platform application MUST NOT ignore the standards and conventions of any host platform. It should conform to the control styles and conventions of the host platform. Menus, controls, scroll bars, shortcut keys, mouse buttons, etc. must work the way users expect for the platform they are using. This is very important to establishing user acceptance.