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.
#20 Here's the point...
Friday July 21st, 2000 12:26 PM
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<p> Here me out. WaSP doesn't seem to be blasting Mozilla or it's developers. They're echoing thoughts I've been having for a few weeks now, and been thinking a LOT about, since the Galeon browser was released. </p> <p> Netscape 4.x is a crap browser. Why can't Netscape take the mozilla 16M `kernel` and use visual C++ 6 to quickly slap together a GUI for it, and call it Netscape 5? It shouldn't take too much code tweaking to port it to MacOS and Linux after that. Then they can still do their Netscape 6, when the bugs are completely gone. A Netscape 5 like this, would put them on the playing field again (as well as be a MAJOR improvement over the 4.x), until Netscape 6 gets released. This would also give time for XUL to be perfected (I remember reading somewhere that XUL is still going through some changes). </p> <p> Do you know what I'm trying to say? Think about it. Any thoughts on this? I'm sure I've overlooked something... but I thought I'd bring my view to the table. </p> <br /> <br /> <p> just so you don't write me off as someone who knows absolutely nothing about what I'm saying (tho, i'm certainly not claiming to be the best). </p> <p> <b>My background:</b> web design (html 2-4, xml 1, js, css 1-2, some DOM), web programming (php, perl, python, js), and some C/C++. I have used some visual editors, but I mainly use notepad or vi. I've been doing this for two years.. </p>