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?

#4 A Reader Calls On MS To Adopt Mozilla's Rendering

by zontar

Tuesday September 14th, 1999 6:19 PM

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I'm all for it but I just don't see it happening in the immediate future.

Not without some sort of fait accompli to nudge Microsoft along in that direction.

What I'm sort of hoping will happen is that non-casual MSIE users can be induced to try out Adam L's NGLayout ActiveX plugin for MSIE. And that they'll like it, and tell their friends. :-)