New Music, and IE News

Monday February 22nd, 1999

More music to code by this week - just click the link at right. Also, news that Microsoft has started its "Countdown to Internet Explorer 5". No news on their site regarding IE5 standards compliance; curiously, that's the one enhancement that they really don't address. Will they have a complete CSS1 implementation? My guess: Microsoft is going to play up UI enhancements, downplay standards compliance (because they won't be 100% compliant even with CSS1). When confronted regarding compliance, they will, with spin a dervish would envy, manage to place the blame squarely on Netscape for *IE* not being CSS1 compliant. If you recall, they did just that only four months ago.

#1 Re:New Music, and IE News

by Tekhir

Tuesday February 23rd, 1999 12:16 AM

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since Microsoft patented CSS you think they would support all of it. Didn't MS also mention that they wouldn't support 100% CSS1 because it would break pages. I read the ZDNet review of IE5, what THEY call the perfect browser. Full install takes a 100MB, thats way way too big. Mozilla is 1-2% of that.

Here's a quote "Netscape promises its 5.0 browser will include a faster rendering engine that supports the latest Web standards. We'll see."

It's like they never even tried out one of the nightly builds. Oh well enough of my ranting, we'll see them change their tune when a full working Mozilla and then Netscape 5 come out.