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Tuesday May 15th, 2001

This week's report features updates from K-Meleon, DocZilla, the Links Panel, and the new Link Element Toolbar. Enjoy!


#116 Re: Re: And it would be terrible news for AOL

by NikoP

Monday May 28th, 2001 5:42 AM

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<quote> "From AOL's perspective Mozilla doesn't offer anything revolutionary they don't already have. IE has been embeddable since several years back - that's why they picked it over Netscape 4 to begin with. I don't think XUL is *that* big of an advantage even though it's certainly a cool piece of technology." </quote>

AOL has one big advantage if they use GECKO - remember they won't ever use Mozilla, the browser, but they would use the rendering engine embedded in their AOL app -: -> the rendering engine gets MUCH more users (far more than 20 millions AOL users worldwide) -> the rendering engine is the same Netscape - a part of AOL - uses for Netscape >= 6.0 -> the more a rendering engine has users the more web designers optimize their websites for it -> the more websites are optimized for GECKO (read: w3c compliant) the more users will use NS browsers -> the more GECKO users the more people interested in develop it further within the mozilla organization -> ...

there is one big fault in nearly all posts in here: AOL will never use the - still not perfect - Mozilla browser with its ui and performance problems, but the - yet very fine running - rendering engine. just look at the rendering speed and goodness of k-meleon.

Niko!