Web Standards Project - NGLayout Petition

Thursday September 24th, 1998

The guys over at the Web Standards Project have placed on their front page a petition asking for Netscape to delay their 5.0 release until NGLayout can be integrated.

I have already sent a letter to two of their officials, Chris Carrico and George Olsen, about my opinions on this issue.

However, instead of pushing my opinions on you, I'm asking you, the community of developers and users who read mozillaZine, what you think.

Knowing what you know about the state of Mozilla, its progress, and the work being done on the current layout engine and the NGLayout engine (which you can read about here or at, is the WSP's petition an informed, fair action or an uninformed, unfair one? Tell us all what you think by clicking "talkback" above.

#10 Re:Web Standards Project - NGLayout Petition

by Aleks Zawisza <>

Thursday September 24th, 1998 3:06 PM

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Mozilla's layout, while not as fast as NGLayout, is fast enough. The content "flows" when you resize the Window and this corrects the major flaw of NN4.

What Mozilla abosolutely needs to support is CCS, ECMA Script and all the current web standards. This is the ONLY valid point IE proponents have against Netscape right now, it's that Netscape doesn't support the WWW standards as well as IE does.

If the engine that's currently in Mozilla supports CCS and Javascripts can't crash the browser anymore, then it will be wise to wait until NGLayout is complete and use Mozilla's layout for now.

I guess my question is, is Mozilla's current layout engine fully CCS compliant, or at least more/equally compliant as IE?