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?

#9 We can already _get_ Gecko into IE...

by Anon

Tuesday September 14th, 1999 9:03 PM

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Guys, remember that Gecko can be wrapped in an ActiveX control, and downloaded on command into an IE browser. I really would love to see everyone make the ActiveX control as small as possible. Then, we could code to the web standards, and if someone is using IE then the Gecko control would be downloaded and installed on command....

Does anyone know if someone is working on making the ActiveX control have ease-of-use for automated downloading into IE?