eWeek Predicts Mozilla will Challenge Internet Explorer

Monday July 28th, 2003

In his latest opinion piece for eWeek, Jim Rapoza tackles a favourite topic of tech columnists recently: are the Browser Wars coming back? Rapoza thinks that they are and says Microsoft's recent decision to only provide enhancements to Internet Explorer via Windows upgrades could leave an opening for alternative browsers. Mozilla, Rapoza argues, is well-placed to take advantage of this opportunity with its up-to-date and innovative technology.

#58 100% is a rather high percentage

by jrobbio

Wednesday July 30th, 2003 8:44 AM

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"The biggest problem that I see currently is that ~ 100% of websites work in IE, whereas a much smaller percentage (say 99%) work in mozilla."

Absolutely no way that this is true. Have you ever frequented the Webmaster World forum? In the past there has been post after post about IE not obeying the standards so that webmasters have to hack the html and css in order to have it render properly. They do this because IE is the dominant browser and can end up making the site look strange in other browsers and it is the design not the browser that is at fault. Mozilla strongly follows standards and if there is syntax that doesn't conform, then it isn't going to work properly.