IE's New Rendering Engine

Friday September 10th, 1999

IE will be utilizing a new rendering engine in v5 for Mac, according to this article at TechWeb. And here's a Flash demo to show you what it's all about. A bit weak on specifics, though. If their browser was Open Source, maybe they wouldn't have to resort to using a cartoon called ZipIE as their technical contact.

Thanks to Adam Lock for the news.

#13 Re: Could you post examples?

by bmetzler <>

Friday September 10th, 1999 8:58 AM

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I'd sure like to see examples too. On one hand I'd be completely surprised to find that MS stole code from mozilla. The developers would have likely been warned to not even visit a site related to Mozilla, lest they be contaminated. It would be ubsurd to think of MS actually stealing code.

On the other hand, IE 5 for the Mac has been delayed. We first that it now has a similar release date as Mozilla and a rumor that they share debugging symbols. Also, they remarkably have almost the same features. Is it just a coincindence? It would be a desperate Microsoft to think that they could use Mozilla's code without being caught.