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The IM Project Page Has Vanished

Wednesday April 21st, 1999

The IM Project page has been taken down at the request of Netscape. Netscape was the contributor of the Instant Messaging API document, and they have taken it down pending further review. As far as we can tell, there is nothing more to the story at this point. We'll let you know when the page comes back online.


#15 Re:The IM Project Page Has Vanished

by stephan <stephan@micropop.com>

Wednesday April 21st, 1999 5:06 PM

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I guess the person responsible for the release of the mentioned source code is going through hell at Netscape right now. S/he released code that the company later decided was not to be released. That's not good PR - when Netscape decided to withdraw the code there has to be good reasons for that. Noone would deliberately try to get their own company bad PR.

I did like the chat concept that was lined up in the contribution that was available at the mozilla.org project and I do believe that there is a future for such a functionality. Obviously, the only means available to us is stating our opinions to Netscape through the e-mail address supplied at the page where the IM-API used to be. We should make use of this opportunity to make Netscape realise what we think about this development.

(By the way, if anyone has any useful Mozilla resources, I would like to know. I'm currently finishing a page ( at <http://www.micropop.com/s/browsers/mozilla/> ) about Mozilla, pages about Mozilla and accessories/add-ons/XULs available. I would appreciate feedback).