IE/Netscape Stats from Zvon
Thursday October 7th, 1999
Miloslav Nic writes, "I have an anecdotal evidence about the ratio of Netscape and IE advanced users. If you look at the October statistics of the Zvon tutorials : XSL, XML, CSS, Perl it gives the ratio Netscape 58 : IE 42. These tutorials are used by people who are interested in the newest web developments and who are therefore more picky about the browser they use than an average user. So even today's Netscape 4 is preferred by many power users to IE5. And NC4 is definitively not a software pearl. If Mozilla 5 is out with full CSS, HTML 4, XML, DOM and XSLT compatibility and with reasonable size then IE is in a big trouble."
If you think that's a good percentage, you should see the stats from MozillaZine! :-)
>I'm still waiting for the Mozilla team to open up their eyes for a true DHTML enabled browser and not limited by incomplete standards.
It is precisely because Netscape and Microsoft 'improved' the standards that we have the design problems we do today. If they had waited until we had complete standards, OK we might have got the browsers 6 months later but we would not be having to design two set of websites or low-tech sites two years (at a guess) after release of the v4 browsers.