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 mozilla.org 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.
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Friday March 19th, 1999 9:53 AM
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Microsoft didn't want to waste valuable time developing a standards-compliant layout engine because they know darn well all they need to do it include the mozilla ActiveX control in IE5.01 to be compliant ;0)