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.

#63 huh?

by johann_p

Wednesday July 30th, 2003 9:41 AM

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what has one thing got do do with the other? Clearly there are many pages that do not work with Mozilla and much less where IE has problems. This is something that many Mozilla-fans constantly get wrong: for the user who wants to view a web page it is entirely irrelevant why it does not work. Fact is that there are too many sites that do not work with Mozilla. It is completely beyond the capabilities of the user to influence this any other way than picking a different browser -- IE in that case. And dont give me the "contact the web master" argument - many web masters simply do not care, if they do the solution will take days to weeks to forever to get implemented. This is a fact - a sad one, but one we have to deal with. In fact it is the argument I hear most often why people do not use Mozilla: people who would be prepared to use Mozilla but simply can't because one of their favorite web pages causes problems.