ZDNet on AOL/Mozilla

Thursday October 14th, 1999

Tony Gorman has this news:

"ZDNet's Devhead column has a very positive article ["America Online: A Web Developer's Best Friend. Can AOL Adapt?"] on Mozilla and standards support. It starts of with a no holds barred swipe at Netscape which - in my opinion - is almost entirely accurate and consequently deserved. It then moves on to talk about Mozilla in perhaps the most positive terms I have ever read. It talks about the XUL initiative as being revolutionary and praises the efforts to make the lizard "almost flawless" in its support for standards. While the point it is making is to do with AOL's attempts to adapt to the market, it raises Mozilla's role in this to being central, which can only be a good thing."

#1 ZDNet on AOL/Mozilla

by SomeSmartAss

Thursday October 14th, 1999 8:14 AM

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from the article [Why the delay? For starters, I'd bet that Steve Case just loves watching Microsoft squirm under the DOJ's thumb. Netscape's vanishing market share isn't helping Microsoft's case, and the trend towards a one-browser Web may yet help seal the company's fate. ]

Well, I never thought of it that way... There's been quite a biyt of speculation as to why Netscape isn't screaming Mozilla's praises, and this is as good a reason as I can think of. I mean, mozilla, in any form, will always have a strong techie/non-MSOS following, so the browser will always be around, but to anounce that they've got a giant-killer waiting in the wings might be used as fodder for the MS lawyers...

hmmm. interesting