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.

#20 Re:IE5 Preview at

by Mark Wilson

Thursday March 18th, 1999 8:59 PM

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Thomas Winzig - you are totally wrong. Totally and utterly. Try to see my point. I want the OSS development of Mozilla to learn from IE and its developer tactics and APPLY THESE TACTICS to Netscape across the platforms.

Do you understand now? I want cross platform everything, OK? But, I am also a wake up call for this development project. Get the small developers (thanks Tekhir) on your side by making things easier to do.

Do not make Composer a simple application. If you do that, you will have shipped a standards compliant browser WHICH NO ONE WILL DEVELOP COMPLEX weh applications for.

Your focus is on standards and I applaud that. Its important to me to. But even more important is being able to do sexy NEW EASY WEB DEVELOPMENTS agaist the browser. Sorry, but XPFE just isn't what I am looking for. Composer should be the one. Users will choose standards and developers will choose ease-of-development. Which one will win in the long run? Think about it pleae, its important.