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.

#30 Re:The Web Standards Project Skewers IE5

by Kovu <>

Wednesday March 24th, 1999 11:40 PM

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I am not a programmer. Were I a programmer, I would rather use a language that allows my program to run on any OS, not just on Windows. Maybe that's just me, because I hope for a day, soon, where "write once run anywhere" will be a reality. Call me loony, I don't care, I don't want a Windows-only future.

Instead of ASKING what we'll learn from IE, why not actually discuss what to learn from it? I'm not a programmer, as I said, so this discussion is best left to those that are. Fire away.