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.
#87 Re: Monopoly My Ass
Saturday July 22nd, 2000 9:06 AM
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As a long time NN user, I finally made the switch to IE when I started fulltime as a web developer. Let me say that I have used NN from 2.0 on including almost every version of 4 from the prewiew to the 4.7x versions. And NN version 4 has always been disappointing. It may have been supported a few more standards, but it has been bloated, slow, and unstable. And some of the extensions in IE are exactly what web developers want. Since the version 4.0 browsers, Microsoft has done every thing right and Netscape just keeps upgrading the same old codebase. Now, let me mention that I have used almost every milestone release from the the first preview of Mozilla and download nightly builds usually about twice a week. I like the direction Mozilla is going and I would love to switch back to a Netscape product. But until then I will just have to contend with the more userfriendly, flexible, and stable implementation of a browser, IE 5.0 than have to go back to a browser that doesn't even support table background pictures in a manner that makes sense to a developer.