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?

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by Anon

Thursday September 16th, 1999 4:52 AM

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"The collective outside of Microsofts word will soon outweigh any advantage MS can give its developers by staying proprietory."

That's an argument for MS to support standards (which I'm pretty sure they will get around to at least for 100% CSS1 pretty soon after Mozilla release, if not before - cf Mac IE5), not an argument for them to adopt Mozilla's layout engine (which they won't do).