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.

#150 AOL's IE contract hasn't expired yet

by briansmith <>

Monday July 24th, 2000 9:20 AM

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I doubt that AOL cares much about shipping NN6 right now. It is obligated to use IE5 and it works fine for AOL users. When their contract expires they will need a replace that works about as well as IE5.

They also need XUL as a replacement for their current GUI-definition format. Their current format is similar but not XML based like XUL.

In the end, the AOL 7.0 client and the NN6.x browser are likely to be the same product. People download NN6, and if they want to sign up to use AOL, they just type in their credit card number and it works. Downloading AOL is easier than ever because you already have it.