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.

#6 Why am I not surprised

by Pete Closs <>

Friday March 19th, 1999 4:24 PM

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Gotta agree with the wise one who said MS should just wait for the ActiveX control. I don't know why they bother if the browser doesn't fully support standards regardless of their claims that IE has always been the most standards compliant browser around, which is blatant rubbish. It still can't beat NS 4.5 for rendering text and iamges, and although Java support is faster it is not as good as NS 4.5. Roll on NS 5 I say so it can stomp all over IE in ALL categories finally - text, images, tables, javascript and (hopefully this one is seriously on the agenda) Java.