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.

#9 Re:Web Standards Project - NGLayout Petition

by Daniel Arbuckle <>

Thursday September 24th, 1998 1:13 PM

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Keep in mind that Navigator and Communicator are now basically snapshots of Mozilla. When Mozilla is a stable, powerful browser, release a version of Navigator. Work on Mozilla (both NGLayout and the rest) will obviously continue. When NGLayout is integrated, it's time for another version of Navigator (5.5 || 6.0). This does not delay the arrival of the NGLayout at all.