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#97 Re: Mosaic/Netscape

by AlexBishop <alex@mozillazine.org>

Friday August 31st, 2001 11:42 AM

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You're right that NCSA Mosaic and Netscape were made by largely the same team and that Netscape Communications Corporation was originally called Mosaic Communications Corporation until the UIUC complained (you can still read the relevant press release <http://home.netscape.com/…sref/pr/newsrelease5.html> at Netscape's site).

I disagree with you when you say that all Mosaic users upgraded to Netscape because it was made by the same team. Netscape did have several advantages over Mosaic, notably that it was optimised for dial-up connections rather than the high-speed access available at the NCSA. Netscape made multiple connections to the server when downloading files (rather than Mosaic which would download the HTML then the images one by one) and displayed the text before the images had finisjed loading. It also supported JPEG images and didn't crash when it couldn't locate a host. Basically, it rocked.

Alex