AOL Moving to Gecko

Monday March 11th, 2002

Newsforge, and others are reporting that the AOL client will use Gecko, starting with the next major release, 8.0. Along with that, the story talked about AOL's departure from any server platform that isn't linux, and AOL's plans to release a standalone linux client (there aren't any).

This has long been the rumor, and many felt until AOL started using Gecko, it would be hard to get sites to stop using proprietary IE code. This may be the kick in the pants that's needed to help get major sites to allow non-Microsoft browsers access to all of their content.

#13 I gope this will be a good thing, but...

by nick <>

Monday March 11th, 2002 2:54 PM

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But what stops AOL from implementing the "missing features" of Mozilla? AOL could very well ship a mozilla with document.all and window.event. That would fix 99% of the broken sites but it won't help standards. From a "management-guy" point of view, there's little reason for not paying just a couple of programmer to add the missing javascript code for doing this.