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Tuesday April 11th, 2000

I have decided to put my own head on the chopping block and weigh in on the Mozilla skins and native widgets debate. To read more, click "Full Article" below.

#57 Re: then build your own Chevy

by tjspiel

Thursday April 13th, 2000 9:33 AM

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Well here's where I draw a distinction between Mozilla and Netscape. It's great that Mozilla can be embedded in applications.

It's the Netscape preview and not Mozilla (to the same degree) that's really caused all the commotion. Netscape is an app and not a component. It should look and work like other apps in the environment in which it is running. Currently it doesn't, and that's why people are complaining.

I often here this kind of response from the open source community. If you don't like it, fix/build it yourself, the source is available.

This option is a definite plus, but it's only practical for a very small group of people. I don't have the time, skills, or resources to build my own Chevy or my own browser.