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.

#6 Re:Mozilla Dispenses with Old, Proprietary DOM

by Bruce

Monday June 14th, 1999 7:03 PM

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"(1) The current state of DOM support in Gecko is agonizing, frustrating, and deplorable."

Give them a break... they're doing the best they can with what they got.

"(2) Good DOM support is absolutely critical to the survival of the browser."

DOM? By who's specification???

"(3) Backwards compatibility with the old klugy, obsolete, proprietary object model isn't worth a flip."

Who are you referring to as kludgy? IE or Netscape???

"(5) All of that is clear. The only mystery is why Krock said the decision was a hard one to make."

No mystery at all... Krock has a good understanding of the consequences...