MozillaZine Releases

Tuesday August 14th, 2001 today released the source code for, 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.

#85 Re: Re: get serious!

by macpeep

Tuesday August 21st, 2001 2:19 AM

You are replying to this message

"Hiya macpeep, hope I didn't piss you off too much. It's just personal opinion remember! Anyway, here are some answers (presumably you would like them)"

Nope.. :) And thanks for replying, in particular without losing your temper after my uh, slightly emotional reply to your original post.

"Actually you're wrong. MS has announced that from now on plugins will be implemented as .NET objects. ActiveX and COM are (theoretically) things of the past."

Ah, you may be right, tho I haven't heard about that announcement. .NET objects, AFAIK are ActiveX objects. At least that's how objects are in C# if memory serves. Maybe MS is just renaming technologies again.

"On the contrary this is exactly what happens. IE is not a good browser. If it was it would render web pages correctly."

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.).

I sure have more problems viewing pages with Mozilla than IE, but then again, that can very well be because pages are tested with IE and are left containing a million bugs because they still look fine in IE whereas Mozilla renders the pages with all the million bugs. *shrug*

"Superior in what way? I tried very hard to be specific about what the differences are between Mozilla and IE."

Stability, speed, simplicity.. It just works, displays pages rights, never (or extremely rarely) crashes etc. It's not bloated with an email app (though OE is "bundled" with IE to be fair, but it's a separate app), chat client, web page editor etc.. It doesn't attempt to work on 100000 gazillion platforms but instead tries to be great on one platform. The Macintosh version is supposedly even better than the Windows version, and those two platforms cover about 99% of all users..

But still, there's a reason why I'm here and it's not to bash Mozilla. I *AM* hoping that Mozilla would become a better browser than IE because I think Mozilla is a much, MUCH better platform to build on for the future. Right now though, IMHO, IE is stil superior. Like you started your reply with.. these are just our own personal opinions.. :) I'm cheering for Mozilla, but in my score card, IE is still ahead in the game.