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.

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

by k3davis

Sunday September 12th, 1999 10:59 AM

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I am in agreement with your position on the IE versions displaying quite differently across platforms. However I don't agree that IE 4.5 is completely a miserable product.

It is a plus that things display in a very similar way on Netscape, PC/Mac. But Netscape 4.x for Mac is certainly nothing to brag about. In fact it has every appearance of simply being a crappy PC port. IMHO.

I am looking toward Mozilla for all my machines (PC at home, Mac and Linux at work), but I can't say as I cry at night that I don't have ActiveX or other obnoxious stuff on my Mac IE. Netscape Nav/Comm (4.x) for Mac is not any kind of improvement. It is junk even if it does render similarly to the PC version.