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.

#12 Re:New Music, and IE News

by zontar

Tuesday February 23rd, 1999 7:45 PM

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hmmm... I can download Gecko in 20 minutes or less and have almost perfect compliance with W3C standards, or I can spend a whole night getting IE5 and have half-assed compliance, the necessity of reinstalling half my other apps, and tons of marketing-inspired fluff. Maybe I'll just go ahead and shuck out $6.95 for the CD.

BTW, in case anybody thinks I actually WANT this beast: I develop sites, so I pretty much have to have it, so can be sure they're cross-browser -- 'scuse me, I really meant to say "backwards compatible."

Notice how the ZDNet piece barely mentions Mozilla? Oh, well, it's not like anybody ever accused THAT rag of being impartial...