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.

#98 Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: What's depressing...

by strauss

Tuesday October 23rd, 2001 1:58 PM

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Re XUL over the web: It shouldn't be doing that, accoring to the security requirements at <…ty/components/design.html> .

I keep hearing from the /. crowd and so forth about how crashy Windows and IE are. I'm sorry, but that's just not my experience. Are you running really old versions or something? I haven't had a BSOD in years, I think. From /. comments you'd think they happened every hour.

As for costs, Microsoft Script Debugger and Microsoft Internet Explorer are both free downloads.

You're definitely right about MS trying to create lockin through proprietary extensions, though. This was all over the trials, when documents came out in which they internally referred to their Java strategy as one of "pollution." Their DHTML extensions somewhat serve the same purpose, and we should be skeptical about them for that reason. However, the fact is that many of them are really good extensions. How am I going to prevent the user from accidentally losing unsaved data without the onbeforeunload event, for instance? And setting innerText on a span rather than creating and inserting a text node is a no-brainer -- it's much cleaner. There are quite a lot of these improvements. I wish the W3C would pick them up. i wish Mozilla would emulate them. Sigh.