A Reader Calls On MS To Adopt Mozilla's Rendering Engine

Tuesday September 14th, 1999

Dave Usher of Tiny Communications, a new free-access Internet service in the UK, writes, "Inspired by the recent discussions on MozillaZine I've written an open letter advocating that Microsoft adopt the NGlayout (Gecko) code for their IE rendering engine."

An interesting idea, IMO, which would preserve standards compliance on all platforms while allowing browser makers to compete in the user-interface arena. Instead of putting out competing (and incompatible) rendering engines, why not rally around a single rendering engine which could help guarantee standards compliance by virtue of its Open Source nature and cross-platform architecture?

#15 What about choice?

by Anon

Wednesday September 15th, 1999 3:29 AM

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At the moment AOL's browser is highly dependent on MS so why not let it be the other way round? (of course I'm on about the AOL browser not Netscape or Mozilla).

It's open source so if someone wasn't happy with the standards implemented in Mozilla they could start their own rendering engine and use the Mozilla code as a starting point if they wanted too. Microsoft would also be free to go with another implementation if they wanted to.

But I still think a browser should compete on features not on a layout engine.make all standards compliant pages render the same in any browser