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Full Article Attached Astounding Comments From the WSP

Thursday July 20th, 2000

The WSP (Web Standards Project) now states that it is interested in released products more than compliance, and has released one of the most astounding pieces of work I have seen come out of their office.

The WaSP, a pseudonym which speaks for the whole WSP (or at least its leaders) has written a piece taking Netscape to task for failing to produce a browser in the allotted time limit. Click "Full Article..." below to read my response. For the record, I am not an employee of Netscape.


#111 Re: WSP's got a point, don't forget

by thelem

Saturday July 22nd, 2000 5:08 PM

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I agree 100% with what you are saying. I sense a bit of "Mozilla.org can't do anything wrong, Microsoft can't do anything right". I have even seen people saying that because Microsoft included a feature in IE (the sidebar I think) it shouldn't be included in Mozilla. Go figure.

Had the WaSP released that article as soon as mozilla.org was founded, I would have supported them. But now we are near a release, so there is not much anyone can do.

IMO the biggest mistake Mozilla.org made (after not starting Gecko much earlier) was not releasing Classic. Had classic been released, there would have been no 4.5 (or 4.6 or 4.7) and a much more standards compliant browser. It may even have made migration of Mozilla that bit easier (I mean, no one would be using layers etc).

Lemming