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.

#20 Re: Re: I gope this will be a good thing, but...

by strauss

Monday March 11th, 2002 4:12 PM

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Correction to two slightly garbled sentences follows. RFE: Preview button in Mozillazine...

What support for document.layers (the Netscape standard) would accomplish is make thousands of currently broken web sites suddenly work with Mozilla. Users could use their favorite sites, and concerns about Mozilla incompatibility would largely evaporate.