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.
#24 Re:IE5 Preview at News.com
Friday March 19th, 1999 10:32 PM
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Composer came out some time ago, and is also, you know, FREE. MSs competitor is Frontpage Express, and that doesn't do much better. Composer is also mainly, I think, for those who want to put up fambly photos of Spot and Joey, etc. In any case you're right, it doesn't even support frames at this point. It would be nice if NS would put out something better than Frontpage 98 free with Communicator, but I don't think it's likely. What is more likely is an upgrade version of Composer down the road that can be purchased for those who want proffesional web development truly integrated with their Mozilla. This allows Communicator to be free, and come with the Joey free version for lower end users, and those who want to use frames, etc. (at LEAST) can pay a little more for the upgrade. Hopefully this happens, another scenario would be that NS hires out the upgrade, like it did with NetZIP, and endorses it.