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.

#25 Mozilla, MSIE and CSS

by Guy Smiley <>

Monday March 1st, 1999 2:34 PM

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My main point is, who cares if IE5 is 100% or 99% compliant with CSS1. Netscape's poor CSS support is still the limiting factor for us, the web page developers. Until Mozilla builds robust market share, IE's lack of compliance is a side issue. While I'm impressed at the speed and capability of the Mozilla builds I've tried, it still has a ways to go for CSS rendering and DHTML JavaScript in particular. IE5 works fantastically well now (in beta), and renders my CSS pages beautifully. In the real world [wide web], developers can't use those extra 1% of CSS features until Netscape 4.X has been flushed down where it belongs.