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?
#19 Standards are not everything
by erik <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Wednesday September 15th, 1999 6:53 AM
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One thing a lot of Mozilla fans (and anti MS people) have forgotten is that the current standards are not complete. Therefor there is today no way to create a web application (or anything except static HTML) without using non standard solutions.