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Whatever Happened to the Netscape Hype?

Monday September 21st, 1998

George Giannukos writes in with an interesting question:

"I remember those days when Netscape's servers would be overwhelmed with traffic of people trying to get their copy of the newest most popular application on the net.

Nowadays you see Netscape doing all these little updates with small enhancements...

So I guess my question is, 'Why is this happening and do ya'll think Netscape 5.0 will stop this trend?'"


#6 Re:Whatever Happened to the Netscape Hype?

by Joel Caris <joel_caris@iname.com>

Tuesday September 22nd, 1998 10:37 PM

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I agree that it is very important for Netscape to support the new standards. And from what I understand, NGLayout does. However, I also hear that NGLayout simply isn't going to be ready for the 5.0 release. While I certainly hope they manage to get NGLayout into 5.0, I am not counting on it.

So my question is, what is going on with Mariner? If NGLayout does not make it into 5.0, does anyone know what improvements we are going to see in the current layout engine, Mariner? How is XML, CSS, and DHTML support? Will it better conform to the new standards? And will it be faster?

This is an area where Netscape has fallen behind and desperately needs to regain the lead.

Joel Caris