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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 News.com, or here to read the thread from the newsgroup.

Thanks to Kovu for the news.


#27 Re:

by asa <asa@mozilla.org>

Wednesday June 16th, 1999 5:59 AM

You are replying to this message

"...after upgrading they return to their favorite site, but the menu that they are used to using doesn't work!!!...They may even be so mad that they say to hell with it and delete the new version <browser>in favor of the old one."

It seems more likely to me that they will assume the builders of the site screwed up and not that the browser fell short. My guess is that it's going to mean a lot of e-mails to webmasters saying things like "your menu is broken" and "I can't access your menu, when is it going to be fixed."