Google Zeitgeist Browser Stats Now Recognise 'Netscape 5.x'
Thursday February 20th, 2003
FriedEgg writes: "'Netscape 5.x' (Mozilla based browsers) are now listed separately in the Google Zeitgeist, and no longer grouped into 'Other'."
Targeted at members of the press and the curious, Google Zeitgeist offers regular statistics on the trends, patterns and surprises found by analysing Google search data. Following on from a discussion in our forums, MozillaZine reader jgraham has been in touch with Google, who say that 'Netscape 5.x' represents "all versions of Netscape 5.0 and newer and anything that uses Gecko."
#20 Abandoning Netscape 4 hacks
Friday February 21st, 2003 12:48 PM
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The important part is that the demise of Netscape 4.x frees web developers from the complexities of table layout and the contortions to workaround its bugs. Instead, they can put their effort into following standards more closely. So instead of designing for "IE and Netscape 4", they can design for "IE and standards" and stop DENYing standards-based user agents.