Jesse Berst Says that Communicator Won't Support XML!!!

Wednesday November 10th, 1999

Joel Caris writes in with the latest Berst burst of wisdom. Jesse Berst's new article at ZDNet's AnchorDesk is filled with such pearls as, "It now expects to ship beta of the 5.0 version of its browser suite next month... [a]nd without support for key Web technologies such as XML that IT managers and Web developers can get from IE."

Damn. And I was under the impression that the entire Mozilla application required XML to power its user-interface, and that it's XML support throughout the application was unparalleled. Silly me.

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#25 There is a reason for this

by Anon

Wednesday November 10th, 1999 10:16 AM

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Right or wrong, and I know he is mostly wrong, there is a reason that so many anti-mozilla articles have been published lately: Mozilla is taking TOO LONG. FUD's 3 components not only work in tandem, they feed off each other. Uncertainty breeds Doubt, and Doubt breeds Fear. People are uncertain about Mozilla and Navigator because they are STILL waiting to see something. I don't want to rain on anyone's parade here, mostly because I myself am a huge fan of the Mozilla effort, but M10 or even the recent nightly builds do NOT qualify as even adequate. There has obviously been alot of work put into this project, but the result as of now is still unimpressive to the end-user. The UI seems flaky and fragile, the flickering on the main viewport is distracting, and there are still too many fatal bugs. I am not saying Mozilla sucks, nor am I saying the project is doomed. But I believe that the longer the actual product remains in its current state (especially interface-wise) people are going to look at it and decide that it doesn't measure up, regardless of all the great stuff under the hood. The longer it takes for something that is not only usable but FEELS SOLID to come out, the more articles you will see that look like Berst's.