Mozilla Dispenses with Old, Proprietary DOM

Monday June 14th, 1999

The Mozilla team has decided to forgo backwards compatibility with Netscape's proprietary DOM so they can throw their full efforts behind proper DOM Level 1 support for Mozilla's first release. Click here to read more at, or here to read the thread from the newsgroup.

Thanks to Kovu for the news.

#18 Good Idea!!

by Anon

Tuesday June 15th, 1999 10:55 AM

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Well done, Mozilla team, you've made the right decision! But, to repeat a previous concern, WHAT TOOK YOU SO LONG??!

Honestly, I thought we were going the whole hog on compatability. Going along and not crashing with old proprietary doohickeys, and just ignoring them. And getting a nice standards-based system into place. Right? So why were you even considering sticking to the old proprietary stuff? Time to make a clean break!

Of course, this means we'll all lose the benefit of the <blink> tag .... awww I'll *really* miss that annoying piece of sh**....


Sorry if this post sounds manic, but there's too little blood in my caffeine system....