Some Comments on the Leaked 6 Beta
Wednesday March 29th, 2000
If you visit sites other than MozillaZine, you might have gotten wind of an accidentally public version of Netscape 6 Beta. What had happened was that Netscape was doing some staging tests on an ftp server, and some folks got wind of this (and the direct links to the files) and spread the news far and wide. MozillaZine considered posting this news, but we contacted Netscape and they requested that we hold off, and told us that what was on the FTP server isn't necessarily everything that would be in the final Beta release. The links have since been removed. This release wasn't "unofficial", it was "accidental", and it wasn't a "preview release". The Beta itself may very well be branded a "Preview Release", but what people got was not some special "sneak peek", or anything of the sort.
The Netscape 6 Beta is coming, though, and we'll let you know as soon as there is something to report.
#39 DHTML problems
Friday March 31st, 2000 12:52 AM
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The W3C's DOM1 is different from both Netscape's and IE's DOMs. I haven't looked into the specifics yet, but apparently the common JS object detection that webmasters use now (document.layers for NS and document.all for IE) does not take into account whatever the object is for DOM1. (Anybody know?) If you are lumping "Netscape 4+" browsers together in a JS if statement, that will probably give you "DHTML problems" too.