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.
#25 C vs. VB
by Pat <email@example.com>
Wednesday March 24th, 1999 12:34 AM
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Ok, this is ridiculous. VB is available on, what, one OS? It compiles for, what, one OS? C is available for every computer still in use today. Every single one. There's nearly countless variants of C. And GUI app development, a limited domain of apps, has VC++. And you think there's more VB developers??? You have no basis for this at all! When you actually bother to sit down, learn C, and find out how powerful, useful, fast, and portable it is, let me know. That is, unless you have some odd fetish for proprietary app development languages.