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Saturday August 25th, 2001

Asa Dotzler has sent in an update to what mozilla.org's plans are for the 0.9.4 milestone. Click the full article link for more info on this, and what you can do to help.


#109 Re: Re: Re: Re: Mosaic/Netscape

by SubtleRebel <mark@ky.net>

Sunday September 2nd, 2001 5:23 PM

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>>>Except access for their subscribers to all the web sites that are optimized for IE. Removal of IE support in favor of mandatory Mozilla use would cause a drastic reduction in their subscriber base.

So you are saying that AOL users would switch to another Internet provider if some web pages did not display correctly with Mozilla based AOL software?

Get real.

Your typical AOL user thinks AOL is great and so if a web page does not work properly with AOL then they blame the web designer -- they do not get mad at AOL. If AOL users quit AOL because of incompatibility with web pages then AOL would have already lost those users.

Besides, as SmileyBen pointed out, websites designed for IE 5.x generally work just fine in Mozilla.

Another relevant issue is that Microsoft has now introduced IE 6 which does some things differently than previous versions of IE. If AOL sticks with IE, will they make the move to IE 6.0? There are some vary Microsoft centric features of 6.0 that AOL probably does not want, but if they stay with IE 5 then it will be hard for them to implement new web features. Since AOL owns Netscape, it would make a lot more sense to switch to Netscape than switch to IE 6 or stay with IE 5.