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.

#45 Re: Re: Re: Because is not only a standard

by strauss

Tuesday March 12th, 2002 4:43 PM

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BTW, if you want to see just how small a change it would be to map the old construct to the new one, take a look at this: <http://developer.netscape…docs/api/layer-emulation/> . It's possible to do 90% of it just in a small snippet of JavaScript. That means it would not be a lot of work on the browser side to reach the same compatibility level.