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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.


#23 IE's New Rendering Engine

by PaulA <paula@cnet.com>

Friday September 10th, 1999 4:20 PM

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Regardless of its implications for standards progress, this may be good news for Web developers. The rendering and scripting engines on Mac IE4.x are a nightmare, incomplete and incompatible even with other versions of IE. But thousands of iMac owners are using it thanks to Apple's quid pro quo with Microsoft. If they at least bother to do a little QA or actual porting this time around, it could mean less confusion for users and fewer headaches for us.