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.

#13 Re:The Web Standards Project Skewers IE5

by Mark Wilson

Sunday March 21st, 1999 12:38 AM

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You don't give a rats ass about ordinary Joes? Well, well, well. I would say that if this is the feeling at Netscape, then I am finished with you all. I thought the little guy counted. You are forgetting your own history. Maybe you don't even know what the OSS movement is all abot.

I have used every version from way back when it was a university product before it was called Ns.

I supported pkzip when they broke away from LHA/ARJ and they became a public utility.

I love the OSS thing and I want the best for it. But if you give a *** for the little guy, guess what? he wont give a *** for you either.

Proprietary sucks, that is true. But the IE ActiveX control is chromeless and it CAN be used and extended.