mozilla.org Releases 0.9.2.1
Tuesday August 14th, 2001
mozilla.org today released the source code for 0.9.2.1, which is the code that matches Netscape 6.1. This comes from the 0.9.2 branch, and is being made available both as part of the MPL license requirement, and as a way for third parties to easily use it to write compatible plugins and addon features to Netscape 6.1, as well as Mozilla.
"IE *IS* a good browser. IE 5.5 is in my view the best browser - by far - out there, and I would say that the vast majority of people agree (and I'm not talking about market share.. I'm talking about web designers who use web browsers for their work etc. etc.)...."
As a web designer, the thing I care most about is standards, and IE dumps ALL over them (IE 5.5 for the Mac is radically different than IE 5.5 for the PeeCee in terms of standards compliance).
And IE does attempt to work on more than one platform, bro -- Mac and PC. That's TWO. :) There are big differences between the two. Go check the WASP pages to see what I mean.
Stability? IE 5.5 (PeeCee) is hardly stable, especially on upgraded machines. IE doesn't install nicely or play well with other versions of IE.
Next, IE doesn't display pages right if it isn't standards compliant. So the argument for "right" unless you mean "designed for IE" is bogus.
Simplicity? What, when it takes two clicks to add a page to your bookmarks? From a UI point of view, IE 5.5 is hardly a modicum of simplicity...just how many icons do you see there? And how do you customize the thing?
Moz already kills IE dead for many reasons, but here's one: BLOCK IMAGES FROM THIS SERVER. Bang.