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.

#97 We _don't_need_ a suite

by localman

Saturday July 22nd, 2000 12:38 PM

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You said, "Why would Netscape produce just a Web browser and hope to compete? I'd love it if someone explained that logic to me."

I have been _dying_ for the past two years to have a solid standards based browser. I have never used any of the suite stuff for IE or Communicator. _Everyone_ I know is in the same boat. I've worked at three internet companies in those two years and the majority of people used a text editor to create pages, pine or hotmail for mail, and Netscape or IE for browsing.

Sure, an all-encompassing suite is nice for some users but it is not a pre-requisite for releasing a good browser. End of story.