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.
#41 the real problem...
by caseyperkins <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Friday July 21st, 2000 2:36 PM
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...as someone else mentioned, is XUL. Very interesting technology indeed! - for Netscape 7 maybe. Right now it is bogging down both Mozilla and the Mozilla project as a whole. Almost every major bug I've seen in the last few months in the nightly builds, including the menu display problems of this week, have been XUL related display problems. Not only that, but XUL also seems to be responsible for most of Mozilla's performance woes. Gecko seems reasonably fast and solid to me, but since it must do double duty in laying out both the web page AND toolbars, menus, etc., it has become terribly slow. The article about the Galeon web browser from earlier this week convinced me - at long last - that we a need native interface and GECKO. How long would it take to implement that? I have no idea. But probably not as long as trying to work all of the bugs out of XUL. XUL is good technology, and I'm sure it can be done right, but PLEASE - it's not worth it. For now.