Netscape 7.0 Final News and Reviews

Saturday August 31st, 2002

Though Netscape releases no longer get the coverage that they used to, the launch of Netscape 7.0 was reported in several places on the Web. Articles can be found at AOL Time Warner, BBC News, CNET,,, Internet Magazine,, Internet Week, MacCentral, MacSlash, NewsFactor,, Reuters, Slashdot, The Register, Yahoo! Finance and ZDNet News.

Both CNET and eWEEK have reviews of Netscape 7.0 while TechTV features an editorial. If you're after user opinions, has a wide selection.

UPDATE! PC Magazine gave Netscape 7.0 four out of five, calling it "a sleek, fast, friendly browser that may make you consider switching from Microsoft Internet Explorer as your default browsing tool."

Finally, here's the solution to the biggest complaint about Netscape 7.0.

#35 Re: alt text is NOT for Tooltips

by tny

Tuesday September 3rd, 2002 7:33 AM

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> which is an enhanced functionality, no matter (!), if it has to do with standards.

No, because a proper alt text makes sense as a replacement for a graphic, while a proper title text provides additional information that helps someone looking at the graphic understand what it means. Alt text is primarily an accessibility feature, for e.g. blind users (though they help a lot with Lynx, too); the title text is primarily a usability feature. If you don't understand the difference, I'd suggest doing a little reading at the W3C WAI site; also, I seem to remember that one of the Mozillians has a good intro to this (Hyatt, maybe?).

Showing the wrong text is not an enhancement. It just seems like an enhancement if you have never seen the way it should work. And it's an "enhancement" that gets in the way of things working the way they should, which would be a real enhancement.