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Tuesday May 15th, 2001

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#81 Re: Re: I still don't get this line of argument...

by AlexBishop <alex@mozillazine.org>

Sunday May 27th, 2001 7:20 AM

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Internet Explorer is based on NCSA Mosaic (which was written by the people who went on the create Netscape - interesting how the two browsers have a common heritage). According to Microsoft, IE had major architectural changes made for IE 3. I believe the rendering engine was rewritten for version 4 (I can't imagine they're still using a derivative of the Mosaic rendering engine). Tasman, the rendering engine in IE5 for the Mac, is certainly a rewrite. But I don't think IE has ever had a complete Mozilla-style rewrite.

Alex