'The Guardian' Recommends Mozilla Firebird/Thunderbird, Criticises Mozilla Development Decisions

Thursday July 10th, 2003

Ian Deeley and A Wood both wrote in to tell us that today's edition of The Guardian, the UK broadsheet newspaper, features a column by Jack Schofield that recommends Mozilla Firebird and Mozilla Thunderbird. The article states that "Mozilla's Firebird browser and Thunderbird standalone mail software could make Microsoft's offerings look very shabby indeed." The bulk of the rest of the feature critically examines Netscape's and's browser development decisions (it is particularly damning of the team's cross-platform aspirations) and discusses Microsoft's plans to abandon development of the standalone version of Internet Explorer. Readers of the print edition of The Guardian can find the column on page 22 of the Life/Online supplement.

#12 Re: Should Netscape have abandoned its code?

by bzbarsky

Thursday July 10th, 2003 7:59 PM

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> Could the code have been so bad?

Yes. It wa. More importantly, it was not at all designed to have a DOM tree or render CSS -- retrofitting those on top of it would have been nearly impossible.

But why ask? You can still read the old code in lxr.... <>