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?

#20 HTML + CSS1/2 + ECMAScript

by SomeSmartAss

Wednesday September 15th, 1999 7:20 AM

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= Standards Complient Web App.!!

For a back end, you could use perl (not a standard, but it is standardized across platforms) Or you can use Sun's Enterprise Java Beans + JSP's to do dynamic page updates too. They've developed an open standard for these technologies that most other IT companies are supporting (don't think MS is yet)