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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!


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

by macpeep

Sunday May 27th, 2001 4:16 AM

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You say that people seem to miss the fact that once Mozilla 1.0 is out there, anyone can make use of the code and create the next killer web app.

That's the issue!! The code has been out there for three years and anyone could have made the next killer app at any time. We've heard NeoPlanet say they will use it. Now they backed down. We heard about DocZilla some two years ago and nothing of relevance since then. We've heard AOL say they will create the next version of their browser using Mozilla.. and now they are back in talks with Microsoft. See the pattern? Pretty much all big announcements except the Nokia & Intel webpad one have just gone up in smoke and nothing has materialized from the Nokia & Intel camp either - yet..

The message is that even though the code is there, nobody seems to be doing anything with it!

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.