Full Article Attached Discussion on the Future of Mozilla Tech Evangelism

Monday May 12th, 2003

Bob Clary has posted a newsgroup message to netscape.public.mozilla.general about the future of Mozilla's Technology Evangelism effort, which aims to increase support for Mozilla and other Gecko-based browsers on the Web and inside of corporations.

#24 Re: advocate mozilla or standards?

by rdc

Wednesday May 14th, 2003 1:11 PM

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While standards is a big part of the picture especially in static content such as HTML, XML, and CSS it is not the only aspect.

It is still not possible to write full featured dynamic web content using only standards... at least easily. The DOM 0 and IE compatibility issues remain important for practical development. In addition, many aspects of supporting Mozilla and other Gecko browsers require knowledge of Gecko features.

The other aspect of this is we are Mozilla Evangelists and not pure Standards evangelists. There are other organizations that approach the task from a pure standards point of view. If the creators of the other browsers and their communities would like to get involved and help us promote their particular browsers as well as standards, I would be happy to welcome them.

With that said, I always promote cross browser solutions which support the widest range of browsers possible and try to make that message clear. One of the things I had hoped would come out of this effort were improvements to our process and content. Please join the thread on npm.general and provide your comments there so everyone can be involved.