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.

#12 Re:IE5 Preview at

by Mark Wilson <>

Thursday March 18th, 1999 12:06 PM

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I don't want to sound like a stuck parrot, but while standards coplaince is CRUCIAL to success, its stil only winning user-mindshare for the reasonspointed out above (that it will always take twice the time becoz the OTHER browser isnt compliant).

The real reason why IE5 will turn the screws is becoz of the non-cmopliant DOM and its extensions and all the other extensions they have made to the brwser to win DEVELOPERS (not users) over to using IE5 ONLY (thereby cutting down on their development time and simlifying things).

If Mozilla could become 100% standards and then in the nxt release focus exclusively on making Netscape the best damn development platform ever, THEN we could change this industry for ever.

VBX's and OCX's and ActiveX's and OLE and object models and so on, this is what developers want. It makes things easier and faster to develop.