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.

#12 Re:Web Standards Project - NGLayout Petition

by Erik Arvidsson <>

Friday September 25th, 1998 10:23 AM

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One important question is will Mariner and NGLauyout work exactly the same way. Will the DOM work exactly equal.

I can say that one thing that isn't needed is another major browser on the market that you'll have to write special pages/scripts for.