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."

#5 Trial over

by Kovu <>

Thursday October 14th, 1999 11:11 AM

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While the trial is over, the judge's findings of fact have not yet been released, though they are due by year's end. As the article mentioned, this is a major reason AOL has downplayed the browser portion of their purchase, but we really aren't likely to hear much more about it until Communicator 5.0 is out, honestly, because the 4.x code sucks so bad. These two reasons are why AOL 5.0 has IE5 - 4.x code is definitely not modular enough to suit AOL's purposes.

I just want 5.0 to be done... 2000 is going to be a very exciting year for the Internet, obviously.