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.
#18 Re:Innovations from Athena Design and Mozilla
Thursday April 8th, 1999 12:21 AM
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Thats pure crap. Data Binding was submitted to the W3C. It was reject because ti depended on the use of ActiveX Data Objects (ADO). The W3C liked the idea of data binding but decide not to continue with the idea, they wanted more proposals that avoided the use of ActiveX. Theey want it to be part of the DOM.
The idea has merit, it was the way to implement it that didn't. You can do that now with Java.
Its a nice feature so it wasn't made a standard that doesn't mean it was useful. Many things that aren't standards have uses. As you said MS found a use for it good for them. I think Ms should have released their implementation of it, like they did, and rework their proposal.
I'm not dumping all over them because of that. There are other and more important reasons for that.
Oh please NS still hold the majority of the browser market. If you include AOL's native browser into that IE and NS are almost tied. And when ever AOL switches to mozilla then netscape gains 20+% more users and IE loses that much.