Messaging/Chat Project Started

Monday April 19th, 1999

Asa Dotzler and Andrew Wooldridge have for us news of a new project that has gotten underway at It's called the Instant Messaging project, but it's not confined to work on AOL's messaging tool. In fact, the project plans to develop an open API that allows people to install support for various chat and messaging protocols. These protocols would be installed as necessary, thus wouldn't bloat the initial install. In addition, Mozilla will be able to be built without the core chat functionality if you so desire.

I think it's important to note that Tim Berners-Lee envisioned the browser to be a front end to many different protocols (not just HTTP). I say more power to 'em. They're going about it in the right way (making it optional), and it could end up being a very useful addition to the browser.

#16 Oh damn...

by Dust Puppy <>

Wednesday April 21st, 1999 2:02 AM

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How can they let netscape blow the project, or even just remove the page???. I meen, is mozilla a separate product or is it just plain old netscape in a semi-opensource "dress"?. I relly thought mozilla was a free product but this relly proves that wrong!

All the aricles about mozillas failiure are beginning to make sense now, even thougt none of them had a clue they maybe got one thing right, nobody outside netscape contibutes so it's practicly netscapes product despite the lisense.

/oh hell