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Netscape 6 Released

Tuesday November 14th, 2000

Netscape 6 has been released. You can download the installer here.


#113 A web designer\'s perspective

by i387

Wednesday November 15th, 2000 12:39 PM

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Well, it looks like the tables have turned. It used to be difficult to make CSS-enabled pages compatible with Netscape's browser (4.x). No longer is this the case, IE is the browser with the worst CSS support <http://www.richinstyle.com/> now.

Why this is a blessing: Within the next 6-8 months I'll be gradually caring less and less about Netscape 4.x support and all the headaches that go with it.

Why this is a curse: Because I do most of my testing with the lowest common denominator, I'll be running IE quite a bit. This wouldn't normally bother me, but IE has several "dogfood" bugs that make web development difficult.

Note to other web developers: If your pages look strange AND you are sure that your HTML and CSS are valid, you probably want to enable Netscape 6's "quirks" mode as a temporary fix. More information can be found on the N6 Developer Release Notes <http://developer.netscape…note/gecko/n6release.html> document.

Cheers to everyone involved in the Mozilla <http://www.mozilla.org/> project and to Netscape. I was losing hope, but I'm excited again about the future of the Web.

-- Micah Harwell Industrial Techware <http://www.industrialtechware.com/> Yes, I know I need to turn quirks mode on.