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.

#11 to the VB coder...

by mushroom blue <>

Saturday March 20th, 1999 5:24 AM

You are replying to this message

"Yes, I am a VB developer. And I can extend the IE browser. Very very easily."

Heh.. there's nothing I really have to say here. :-)

"question: are there more VB developers or C developers? So, why are you targetting the minority???"

I don't know where you're getting your facts from, but there are many more C programmers (and C subsets, like Objective C, C++, and Java) than VB people. Let's just go on chronological data here. C was created in the 70's. When was VB created? methinks that C had a great head start on people who used it.

"Forget native code for users. Less than 1% of the websurfers can even read C, maybe 10% work in Frontpage or Interdev and they at least have a chance of working successfully with a component. "

Oh please, percentages can be easily skewed to fit the view of the speaker... 70% of the population knows that. *grin*

so where are you getting these facts from?

if you're ever on EFnet in the #E channel (yeah right... them linux people prolly scare you out of your wits), type this in:

'refer Mark Wilson clue

have fun.

mushroom blue