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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.


#133 Re: Mozilla. Forget it!

by Dan6992

Sunday July 23rd, 2000 5:47 PM

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"Not because it's faster. Because it ain't."

The current builds have a lot of debug code in them that slows them down. However the final release version should be as fast if not faster then IE.

"Not because it supports standards. Because the public doesn't give a rats about those."

I do agree that the public doesn't care about standards, but web page designers do. And if web page designers start to make standards compliant pages that IE chokes on then people may be compelled to give Mozilla a try.

"And certainly not because it's prettier. Because the interface is butt ugly."

The Mozilla UI is skinable so the user has a choice on how it looks. There are even a couple of skins available that mimic the IE UI and should make the transition easier for IE users.

Dan