Mozilla's New 'Almost Standards' Rendering Mode

Tuesday July 9th, 2002 has an article about Mozilla's new 'almost standards' mode. This new rendering mode joins the existing standards compliance and quirks modes and should mean that more pages work correctly in Mozilla. The article describes the differences between 'almost standards' and standards compliance mode and lists the DOCTYPEs that trigger the new rendering method.

Thanks to Blogzilla for the link.

#35 Re: Interesting...

by vcs2600 <>

Sunday July 14th, 2002 11:00 AM

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Note that some large companies maintain standard desktop configurations which they roll-over very slowly. A few years ago, Netscape 4 absolutely dominated in that market.

So the short answer is that lots of people use NS4 because it's the only thing installed on their machine.

What's happening now is that companies are replacing their Win 95 / Office 97 / Netscape 4 configurations with Win 2000 / Office 2000 / IE 6 configs. The net result is Netscape's marketshare bleeding slowly over to IE (and not Mozilla/NS6). Netscape effectively missed the last upgrade round and will have to wait 2-3 years for the next one.

There's also a hardcore NS4 fanbase out there who don't like Mozilla for being too slow/buggy/etc. The few folks I know in this category are Mail users and just can't stand the new mail component.