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Full Article Attached Microsoft Violated Sherman Antitrust Act

Monday April 3rd, 2000

In his ruling today, Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson found Microsoft in violation of the Sherman Antritrust Act, stating that "The Court concludes that Microsoft maintained its monopoly power by anticompetitive means and attempted to monopolize the Web browser market".

Microsoft's problem was that they had lost all credibility with the judge, and thus he had no option but to side with the facts presented by the government.

Click here to read an excerpt at ABCNews.com.

Here's a link to the ruling. Click "Full Article" below for some of our own excerpts. More to come, as we go over the ruling in more detail.


#31 Re: That's because there IS NO DOM3...

by ttielkes <t.r.tiekes@zap.a2000.nl>

Tuesday April 4th, 2000 12:31 AM

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>First, no matter if Bill gates wrote DOM1 all by himself while in a coma, there still is no DOM3.

From the W3C DOM pages: "The DOM Working Group is currenlty working on requirements for DOM Level 3. They will be available for public review during April 2000."

>Second, they contributed to a standards body. Fine, good even. They don't fully adhere to it. Fine, no one's perfect. They have their own DOM which doesn't work right, BAD.

A great deal of Mozilla's behaviour will be "non-standards-compliant" within, say, two years. Not because Mozilla fails *now*, but because the standarization process will have advanced *then*.

Same story for Microsoft Internet Explorer, except 3 years back in history.