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?

#29 Gecko isn't that great....

by Anon

Saturday September 18th, 1999 9:57 PM

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Wake up. Wake Up. Sun's out!

Netscape is an example of fucking with the wrong guys. They don't learn.

It's like netscape is a little guy with a stick and a soda and microsoft is a big strong guy with a shot gun. If the big guy wants the soda, you shouldn't hit him with the stick....

netscape pissed MS off, and now they got what they were asking for.

And anyway, IE5, is faster and more compatible. Mozilla is a failure. Get over it.