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.

#35 DHTML use is not THAT big

by Kaoslord <>

Friday June 18th, 1999 11:30 AM

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DHTML is not really that big, most webmasters that dont have a year to learn DOM and JS just use flash fancy graphics and layers, pretty basc things that will be a snap to change, why? becuase it is a pain in the ass to make crossbrowser code. So as I see it, try to start cutting down in the little dhtml tricks, just slowly migrate to better code, or start coding WC3 compliant code and improving it and work on it and when NAV5 is released slip it into your pages. Another option is to have 2 pages, Bells and Whistles and 3.0, people with 4.0 browsers can go to 3.0 people with NAV5 can goto bells and whistles. The point is the web is too chaotic and there should be a make your page standards compliant movement, some reason to wantto make webmasters make their code compliant. Hopefully Nav5 will be under 5 megs so it can be downloaded even by people with 28.8 connections (50-60 min)which cuts out to pretty good time considering IE5 is like 30 MB. So we can all start putting those BEST VIEWED WITH: and DOWNLOAD: $X NOW! buttons all over our pages..