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! :-)
#19 Re: Wowie
Monday October 11th, 1999 12:32 AM
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Hmm. I play with both IE5 and Communicator 4 (and Mozilla of course), but whenever I go to microsoft.com, or more particularly msdn.microsoft.com I use IE pretty much exclusively because you get an IE4+ DHTML interface, whilst Netscape users are confronted with a flat HTML interface which is a lot less friendly to navigate.
Understandably there are differences with the DOMs in IE4 and NS4, although implementing a cross-browser DHTML interface is certainly do-able. What really annoys me is that MS don't provide a DHTML interface for Mac IE4.5 users when 4.5 generally is better than Windows IE4 and in someways is superior to Windows IE5.