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?'"

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by Dave Greten <>

Sunday September 27th, 1998 3:11 PM

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When I view the source code of a page in IE 4.0, it automatically loads notepad to read the source. Then, I can select "Word Wrap" to read the source normally and modify the text.

Netscape would really win me back if this feature was available in Netscape Navigator. I need this feature, it was the reason I switch over to IE 4.0 so often.

The Netscape "view source" reader is awkward without text processing capabilities. It presents HTML text as difficult to read (w/o linebreaks) and cannot be modified and changed.

Alright, that's my two cents for what it is worth. Good luck and long live open source.