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.

#160 Big hit

by uksi

Monday July 24th, 2000 4:32 PM

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You know, I look at Mozilla and I realize that it doesn't matter whether Netscape 4.x lost the market share. It doesn't matter that 86% are using IE5, because when Netscape 6 is finally released, it is not going to be just an upgrade.

All the revolutionary technology in Netscape 6 (and all other Mozilla distributions), combined with standard compliance, cross-platform outreach, and open source will make Mozilla look like a new kid on the block--and a bad-ass one.

It seems to me that Netscape 6 won't be an old browser trying to regain its market share. Mozilla has awesome technology that screams: "I'm a new product."

And I think that this new product, Netscape 6 and other Mozilla distributions, will have a great impact and will regain plenty of market share.

We must not forget that the percentage of Windows users is steadily decreasing. Other operating systems, including Linux and BeOS are slowly growing, and they desperately need a good browser.