Standards Support Compared

Wednesday March 24th, 1999

Netscape has posted up an excellent comparison of standards in IE5 and the March 2 build of Gecko. It covers CSS, DOM, HTML4, XML, and RDF. It is definitely worth a look!

#1 Re:Standards Support Compared

by arielb

Wednesday March 24th, 1999 4:27 PM

will mozilla support XLL (xml linking language)? I think that would really change the way we see the web

#2 Re:Standards Support Compared

by LoppEar

Thursday March 25th, 1999 12:17 AM

From a web developer's viewpoint, this chart really scared me. Look at all that stuff that IE can't do! Ack, am I really still going to be limited that much? :)

(Either to not using a lot of stuff, or just supporting Mozilla. This sucks. Hopefully we can spread Mozilla far enough to enough people....)


#3 Re:Standards Support Compared

by Kovu

Thursday March 25th, 1999 2:50 AM

I had no idea there would be THAT many NOs in the IE column! Don't worry Loppear, MS will "rewrite" Mozilla when it comes out and call it 5.1 :)

#4 But where's XSL?

by Robb Shecter

Thursday March 25th, 1999 8:50 AM


I'm happy to see that Mozilla has come so far, but one thing I haven't seen addressed is XSL. This is a very important, interesting technology that along with XML can enable amazingly flexible websites and document management. And IE supports it.

#5 Re:Standards Support Compared

by HoserHead

Thursday March 25th, 1999 2:40 PM

I want that laptop - 256 megabytes of RAM!

Also, in response to the 'XSL' argument: IIRC, Mozilla also supports this (at least partially.) However, it's not a completed standard, and is subject to change. Also, IE5 does NOT support CSS-1 formatting to XML documents, which means that you're stuck with an unfinished spec, namely XSL.