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."

Update! Zak adds: "'s latest stats (released at beginning of Feb) show that for the first time, Mozilla has a higher share than NS4 (compare with the previous month's stats)."

#21 What!!??

by PaulB <>

Friday February 21st, 2003 3:03 PM

You are replying to this message

"they can design for "IE and standards" and stop DENYing standards-based user agents."

Why wouldn't developers save themselves some work and simply develop one page which is standards based. Are web developers paid to wast their time with unnecessary extra work (pages specifically designed for IE). Developer are not worth what they are being paid if once the 4.x browsers are gone they are still writing two pages and not simply writing one stadards based page all browsers can access-->do employers enjoy paying for unneeded extra work?