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.

#36 I'll Believe it when I see it!

by Anon

Saturday September 11th, 1999 6:56 PM

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Microsoft has contiuoisly failed to produce a browser for the Mac OS. The current verions of Navigator, aside from it's stability issues, works and displays content pretty close to exactly the same on all platforms. I written JavaScripts that would perform exactly the same on all platforms. IE on the other hand, is a whole ne story. You cannot script Plugins on the Mac or Java Applets. There is no ActiveX support on the Mac and if there was, you couldn't script the controls either. And lastly, a good third of all of teh DHTML features on Windows are not present on the Mac. For fucks sake man, Mac IE cannot do Clipping or FullScreen! I'd be willing to be that XML support will be there but there won't be XSL support. That way, MS can say that you need to upgrade (downgrade) your OS too. So, who wants to be that MS will short change Mac Users a second time? I'm holding out for Mozilla.