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.


by Anon

Friday September 10th, 1999 9:48 AM

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You are missing the point. The point isn't that MS is unlawfully "stealing" code from Mozilla, but that they may actually be using the code! Legal implications aside, I would find it very surprising and somewhat inflammatory if MS is actually using Mozilla source! Sure they /can/, but they have been traditionally a diamatrically opposed enemy to Netscape and Mozilla...that they would actually be using its own source to compete against it would be startling. However, what would they even attempt to gain from this? They'd have to open-source they're browser wouldn't they?