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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!


#66 That's not really true.

by SmileyBen

Sunday May 27th, 2001 5:48 AM

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The thing is, IE /isn't/ really cross-platform. What has been done (as is evidenced by IE5 Windows and Mac versions) is that Microsoft have basically written different browsers for different platforms, and called them the same name.

This isn't simply nitpicking in that whilst IE might be on a number of platforms, its *portability* is low. That means that for new platforms and new horizons Mozilla is a lot easier to adapt. Mozilla could never be absolutely portable (since, obviously, you need to actually get the platform to display stuff initially in the way peculiar to the platfom), but everything that can be aims to be.

And I doubt AOL will forget other clients if they continue to use IE. I would presume that this requirement will be only for Windows (and maybe Macs) - which Microsoft will of course view as the only important required platforms.