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.

#96 Absolutely agreed

by astro_bdw <>

Saturday July 22nd, 2000 12:37 PM

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Just a quick note to say that, as a director at a company solely focused on multi-tier web development, I wish NN 4.x would just disappear. Developing for IE is much more straightforward, and yes, IE 4+ browsers are far more standards compliant.

Note too that this is a very serious issue for me as I am primarily a Linux user. If at all possible, I use KFM (KDE's builtin browser) instead of firing up the bloated mass that is Netscape at this point.

I must say, too, and this will open me up to great criticism, that I am NOT a fan of the current Mozilla direction - while it may be more standards-compliant in terms of rendering, I think it's clear that there is no professional UI expertise on the team. It is simply one of the most counter-intuitive interfaces (stacked menu bars? sheesh) I've encountered since the Win3.1 days.

I've all but given up on Netscape and just hope for someone sensible to re-implement the gecko code in an application that makes sense.

Bryan White mailto:<>