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.
#28 Re:The Web Standards Project Skewers IE5
Wednesday March 24th, 1999 9:47 PM
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On the topic of VB developers, I found out that most of the dvelopers have begun developing in the last few years (obviouly) so that negates how long C has been around. Secondly, C is hard to learn, VB has you up and running within minutes becoz of its visual nature. As such, it comes as no surprise that two years ago there were more VB developers than C developers. The latest VB figure is 53 MILLION developers!
Also, regardless of how "bitter" or how many "rats asses" you do or don't give, at the end of the day but NUMEN is right. MS learns from you guys for sure - trust me on this!! While Numen say what are you going to learn from them you say nothing??
And lastly, IE5 is in the market, Mozilla is not. Therefore IE5 is the most complaint browser.
These three points shouldn't need to be spelled out - it should be obvious. Why must we keep trying to beat back the hatred and make space for intelligent and useful discussion.