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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 mozilla.org), is the WSP's petition an informed, fair action or an uninformed, unfair one? Tell us all what you think by clicking "talkback" above.


#17 Re:Web Standards Project - NGLayout Petition

by George <beg1@netscape.net>

Saturday September 26th, 1998 2:53 PM

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I think if Netscape5.0 ships with out DHTML and CSS support, i think alot of web developers are going to just up on Netscape.

They don't know that people are working on the NGlayout. They see N5.0 and will notice it doesn't support the standards and they will just say "screw netscape". But if they wait for the NGlayout to be finished then hopefully web developer will wait and make their sites veiwable by both browsers...