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.

#31 - Positive Spin -

by metacosm

Friday July 21st, 2000 1:16 PM

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I believe that this article has a good core, possibly said in the wrong way. I believe that if we do not create get a browser out soon, thier may be no market left to fight for. Remember, web developers are the key, right now, we (web developers) are forced to develop for IE, due to its strong market share. Every page we design for IE makes it harder for Mozilla to get in the door. I believe that Mozilla is a great product, and needs to be released as a 'browser' and nothing more than a 'browser' ASAP. Let the web developers have an excuse to develop stanards compliant pages. My boss literally says 'everyone' uses IE, and I have been advised NOT to develop standard pages. If we can get mozilla out, make it SMALL and FAST, people WILL use it. If you bloat it up, and refuse to release a useable product, it will die. I hope people can read that article and go 'yeah, maybe it has been too long' and attempt to release the 'core' component of mozilla wrapped in a light GUI according to the platform it is running on. But the time is now to release it, not in a year.