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.

#32 Good thing, bad thing

by Anon

Saturday September 11th, 1999 6:18 AM

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One of the good things about Netscape and even more so about Mozilla is that most of their rendering code is cross platform so you can be fairly sure that if it works in Netscape 4.x for Linux it'll display the same in Windows.

Now Microsoft are going to have two versions of IE5.0 one for Windows and one for the Mac (what rendering engine does the solaris version use?), so pages will display differently depending on what platform you use. They should keep their browser versions inline.

Or do Microsoft not know how to write cross platform code.

Even the menu layout between platforms is totally different.

...and this auction manager they're planning is one of their ideas to promote ebay and damage the popularity of other auction sites.