Full Article Attached A MozillaZine Reader Elaborates on His MS Remedy Plan

Saturday March 20th, 1999

One of the choices in our most recent poll was submitted by a mozillaZine reader, Andy Hunter. Andy has written an article for us detailing why he feels that "completely modularizing Windows" is the proper solution to the MS monopoly issue. Click "Full Article" below to read more.

#3 Very difficult to do

by James Stevens

Tuesday March 23rd, 1999 6:06 AM

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"Netscape would be allowed to set up Communicator to do everything the 'integrated' Internet Explorer did."

This is will be very difficult to do. Application writers manage to find and take advantage of every implementation quirk in a library.

Many applications rely on IE libraries as they exist today. Eudora uses MSHTML for editing and displayin HTML mail. Quicken uses the browser component. Many applications use the lower level HTTP client stuff.

Swapping out the implementation on these applications will be a very large task because the new implemetnation will need to implement the quirks of the original.

It's a shame that the idiots at Netscape did not understand the importance of providing the browser as a set of modules in the first place. I bet many applications would ship with Navigator components if Netscape had provided them. Oh well.