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.

#59 Re: Re: Re: A red herring

by bjensen <>

Friday July 21st, 2000 6:05 PM

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Well, I'll just assume you're referring to NavigatorX since it was the only one directly related to Mozilla.

What happened? Nothing... nothing at all. I made a near-perfect clone of the Netscape 4.X UI that acted as a wrapper for Adam Locks AX Mozilla control.

The UI wasn't the problem... like I said before... native UI's are a piece of cake to make. In fact, much of the resources came right from NS4's own resdll.dll.

The problem was that the project was undertaken way before it's time. Mozilla was still way too buggy for NavigatorX to even be of any use... and it made further testing and development a real bitch, too. In addition, if I remember right, at the time there was no support for context menus within the browser space.

So... it was just put on the back burner indefinitley and told myyself I won't continue it until Moz is actually released.

The native UI though? Piece of cake...