IE5 Preview at

Wednesday March 17th, 1999

So, news about IE5 is beginning to trickle out, and it's beginning to look a lot like Mozilla. The equivalent of a "What's Related" button has been added as well as a "Web Accessories" feature that we got a glimpse of last year with Mozilla's configurable chrome. No indication of standards compliance (still). My latest bet is that IE5 won't even be HTML4 compliant, much less CSS1 compliant.

IE5 is supposed to be released tomorrow. I'd be interested in knowing the download sizes for the different installs. Feel free to submit info to us tomorrow, if you're brave enough to download it.

#11 Re:IE5 Preview at

by Bill Lefler <>

Thursday March 18th, 1999 12:00 PM

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I agree that browsers should be 100% compliant with the standards and I understand your excitement for and backing of NS5. I'm excited about it too, that's why I was looking to find a release date. It sounded to me though that there was a lot of netscape loyalty going around -- I guess I was misreading the Mozilla excitement.

What I don't agree with is your views on innovation. If a browser is 100% compliant with the standards AND adds some functionality not available in other browsers, then why is that bad? Nothing is going to advance if we just sit around and wait for the WSP to come up with a new standard to implement. Someone needs to put new technologies into play so that a standard can be chosen.