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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.

Be sure to vote in the poll on the article's page!


#26 Jesse Berst Says that Communicator Won't Support X

by mykmelez <myk@zapogee.com>

Wednesday November 10th, 1999 10:42 AM

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First, he gets noticed by a lot of people who read his article and get either pissed off or smug.

Second, he gets to write an article six months from now about how wonderful it is that Netscape is back in the game. Only one person in this talkback forum noted that he was praising Gecko a few months back; how many will remember this article in six months?

The less time we spend paying attention to FUD the more time we can spending helping Mozilla succeed, not to mention living happier lives. :->

A simple refutation of all the obvious errors and omissions is the most possible compelling counter-argument for newbies who read the article and the talkbacks as well.

I know it's frustrating to see this stuff all the time, but really, Mozilla will succeed or fail on its own merits, not because of dime-a-dozen FUDdy-duddies or the volume of criticism they receive.

Michael D. Melez (<myk@zapogee.com>)