IE5 Preview at News.com
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.
#13 Re:IE5 Preview at News.com
Thursday March 18th, 1999 12:27 PM
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No it's not. And that IE5 is named IE5 and not IE4.5 is silly--to me the 5.0 browsers should have been the first versions fully standards compliant. IE basically wanted to get there first, and they did, and now they have a swell radio button. But at the size of this thing, and the likelihood it will only clog up bloated Win98 even more, I'm considering not even d/ling the thing.
I agree with the point on composer above. I don't know that it's going to be possible to release a version of it that can do as much or more than Frontpage 98, but I hope so. Having gotten Frontpage from Indiana University for $5, I like the price but just know my sites are being made jaded towards IE. Composer can't even do frames, though, and thus for more than the most basic web designs I can't even consider it useful, though its basic interface still manages to be friendlier than Frontpage 98, and definitely more than the beta Frontpage 2000.
I notice the watermark feature from Frontpage works in IE but not in NS (in NS the background scrolls with the text and in IE it stays stationary- <http://www.bigfoot.com/~anakin301>). Is this an example of CSS1? Someone said I could maybe accomplish the same thing in layers with NS but I'm not sure what they mean by that, certainly Frontpage doesn't discuss layers and I don't think Composer does either.