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.

#22 Re:Web Standards Project - NGLayout Petition

by George Giannukos <>

Monday September 28th, 1998 2:34 PM

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If everyone hasn't heard yet, Intel and Netscape are investing in RedHat.

Microsoft is probably going to start putting its $$$ towards WinNT.

So this means, Netscape has the prefect chance to regain the browser share. IE5 doesn't really improve much, other than speed and supports CSS2.

I say hold N5.0 4 months and just keep working on Mozilla5, till the NGlayout is ready.

Then once everything is ready release Netscape5.0 with a bang!?! Have free CDs everywhere with N5.0 like AOL does. Netscape needs to get Compaq, Gateway, ect... to all pre-install Netscape5.0

Some people have said that this is Netscape last chance to regain browser share, and what better timing than while Microsoft is working on NT. N4.X was released first, but now web developers bash N4.X for its lack of support.

I say just hold it!