Full Article Attached Innovations from Athena Design and Mozilla

Monday April 5th, 1999

Several readers brought to our attention an interesting project being developed using the Mozilla code. Athena Design, located in San Francisco but with developers throughout the US, has developed an intriguing proof-of-concept for "Dynamic DOM Rewriting". What is DDR? Click "Full Article" below to read an interview we conducted with Athena Design's CTO, David Pollak.

If you feel that DDR is important, contribute to the conversation in the layout newsgroup. Read the article to find out more.

#14 Re: Very Sad

by Basher

Wednesday April 7th, 1999 4:10 PM

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It's a very sad day when a third party startup has to implement something in Mozilla for it to be competitive with what IE4 had almost 2 years ago.

I am NOT a Microsoft fan. But the fact of the matter is, I was able to do DDR one year ago with IE4 and JavaScript or Java.

Using Java, I can even do it in real time by using Java to poll for external data and then automatically update the DOM tree.

Microsoft also has a "data binding" spec which allows HTML to be bounded to data sources and change in real time.

What I see in this community is a bunch of closed eyes. People continue to bash MS, say its code sucks, with eyes closed, cheering open-source slogans, and totally ignoring the fact that they need to get their shit together and code something better.