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.

#24 Re:Web Standards Project - NGLayout Petition

by Larry Tremblay <>

Monday September 28th, 1998 9:26 PM

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I agree with the sentiments of the WSP. And based on my conversations with dozens of Web98 attendees, many others think Navigator 5.x will be a make or break proposition for Netscape. I have been an ardent supporter of Netscape in the past because I believed they were the market leaders and innovators.

However, like so many other developers/webmasters, I do not care one iota what Netscape does or promises to do if the next release will not include at least a minimal implementation - at least equal to MSIE - for XML, DOM and CSS-1.

The very least Netscape MUST do is keep up with Microsoft. Who's napping now?