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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.


#170 WSP is right

by dash2

Tuesday July 25th, 2000 5:22 AM

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I'm sorry but I think that the WSP has it exactly right. Netscape 6 is going to be standards-compliant, but noone is going to use it because Internet Explorer has taken 90% of the market and therefore is the de facto standard. There's not much that Netscape/Mozilla can do about this now - they obviously can't release the product yet. They just took too long to ship a new browser. Sorry guys, you lost. Noone is going to download Netscape when Internet Explorer is good enough and all sites are designed to work with it (not to mention the fact that Netscape takes about 25M of RAM). I wish it were otherwise, I really do.