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.

#2 Re:Web Standards Project - NGLayout Petition

by Joel Caris <>

Thursday September 24th, 1998 8:52 AM

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I would love to see NGLayout in 5.0. But I know that is probably not going to happen. It's ok with me if Mariner has adopted some of the standards. I don't know if it has, though.

Does anyone know how much Mariner is supporting CSS, DOM, and XML? The Web Standards Project doesn't care how much better Mariner is if it doesn't support the standards. And I don't blame them.

If anyone knows where Mariner stands on the standards, I'd love to know. Thanks.

Joel Caris