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.

#27 Re:The Web Standards Project Skewers IE5

by Kovu <>

Wednesday March 24th, 1999 2:31 PM

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Actually, M3 is the most standards compliant browser on the planet--try reading the web standards project article above that is, after all, what this page is based on.

I personally don't give a rat's ass about IE anymore, 5 or 6, or MS for that matter. The radio bar is specifically to kill Realplayer and that is probably the most significant feature they added. Once Mozilla 5 comes out the war is over.

And as for your "anti-MS BS", why don't you start with MS on their anti-Netscape BS. They are, after all, the company that decided to kill Netscape by offering IE for free and, thus, started all this shit. Why don't you go see MSs little "easter egg" and then tell me we need to "be nice" to MS. Gimme a break already. You're talking a company that forced NS into seeking shelter from AOL or go bankrupt, all because Billy got scared about Java ruining his monopoly. Excuse us if we're a little bitter at the "chap." THANKS for your input, but the sooner Bill Gates becomes King Nothing, the better. If you don't like my attitude, SORRY.