Gecko Appearing in Compuserve Betas

Thursday October 18th, 2001

AOL today confirmed that Gecko has been embedding into beta versions of CompuServe 7, according to this article. AOL 7 was released yesterday, still with IE as its embedded browser, but because CompuServe's software seems to be much like the AOL software, it's likely that we could also see AOL sporting Gecko as it's browser in the future.

#58 What's depressing...

by dave532

Monday October 22nd, 2001 5:26 AM

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is that this person and many others are probably professional web designers, these people should know how to write proper standards compliant HTML and code to web standards. Real coders have to obey the syntax laws of their language, writers have to use correct english, but HTML weenies often write anything and class it as valid if it works in IE rather than testing it properly.

I had some sympathy when Netscape 4.x and IE 4.x used entirely different DOM's but now Netscape 6.x/Mozilla is W3C standards compliant and IE5+ supports most of the important W3C standards, they have no excuse.

If these people think that Netscape 6.x is just another Netscape 4 and Mozilla is this weird open source thing so it must only work on Linux (yes I've heard people say that) then they shouldn't be in the web design industry.

Hopefully AOL will adopt Gecko soon and then they'll be forced to change their ways.