The Web Standards Project Skewers IE5

Friday March 19th, 1999

IE5 is "an opportunity lost", according to the Web Standards Project. The WSP, you may recall, recently claimed responsibility for moving towards an NGLayout based engine for Mozilla 5.

MozillaZine has been claiming for months that IE5 wouldn't be standards compliant (and we wish we had wagered money on it). It was obvious from articles regarding IE5, and from appearances at developer meetings by Microsoft executives that they were planning to ship IE5 whether they were compliant or not. They refused to commit when asked to, and fell back on the excuse of tight shipping schedules.

In other news, another developer's release of Mozilla is tentatively scheduled for the end of the month, so check back for updates.

Thanks to Derick Phillips for the WSP news.

#1 Re:The Web Standards Project Skewers IE5

by Kovu <>

Friday March 19th, 1999 9:21 AM

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Thank you! The end is in sight! I am so sick of hearing jibbering about how "tough" and "quality" of a product IE5 is. They've pared it down a bit, but it's still way too big and, of course, tries to make web browsing a MS proprietary feature. Whatever MS. RIP, IE, it'll be MS that killed you.