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.

#8 Re:IE5 Preview at

by Paulo Jan <>

Thursday March 18th, 1999 11:02 AM

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Well, Mr. Lefter, you seem to have answered the question yourself. If "we", at this page, have such attitudes, is precisely because we've been seeing what the next Mozilla and its layout engine can do, and we believe that it's much better than IE. As for standards compliance, your complaints are the exact reason why they are so important: if Netscape can't show things correctly, it's precisely because its current layout engine isn't 100% standards compliant, which is why it's important to support the Mozilla project so that we all can have soon a browser that isn't only free, but also makes job easier for web developers.