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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.

#21 Developers vs. End Users

by FrodoB

Thursday March 18th, 1999 10:35 PM

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I disagree with Mr. Wilson. As a freelance Web designer (and a high school student), I want the standards first. Standards support makes it easier to develop Web applications, because you only need to write the application once and it'll run anywhere.

And, for what it's worth, no real developer would use Composer.... At least in its current form, it doesn't support HTML nearly well enough (generated HTML, mind you) to work well in a professional environment.

What professional would possibly develop to exclude a full half of their audience? Proprietary extensions, despite what MS may say, are a thing of the past.