Webreference Article on IE5 and Mozilla

Tuesday April 27th, 1999 has a new article online, "Internet Explorer 5.0: With Style, Finally?", which details the shortcomings of IE5. If you're not interested in reading about IE5, skip ahead to page 7 of the article, which gives an approving nod to Mozilla. Interesting article, although I wish the author had elaborated on his allusion to bugs in the CSS parser of IE5.

Thanks to Kevin Duffy and Christophe Pennequin for the news.

#15 Re:Webreference Article on IE5 and Mozilla

by Alfonzo

Tuesday April 27th, 1999 1:56 PM

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I guess you guy's aren't getting what I'm saying.

We're at kind of an impasse' right now... it's not as simple as you think it is.

If there were a 100% standards compliant browser right now... it would have very little effect in how I or any other developer would author web sites.

E-Commerce sites, etc... try to reach the largest pool of users out there... only one standards compliant browser would not be enough to sway developers to ditch the millions of other users out there.

The transition to a 100% standards world will be a VERY SLOW transition over a period of YEARS. No one browser is going to change all that.

I personally think MS is waiting to see how it goes with Mozilla before letting itself get into a 'tail wagging the dog' situation.

There's no doubt in my mind that MS has a strategy for what's going on here... they retain some of the greatest programming talent in the world and can basically code whatever the hell they want to.