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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#41 Why spin and the media is important...
Wednesday November 10th, 1999 3:31 PM
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I think it's important to note that the reason perceptions about IE "winning the war" are so important now to M$ is that it's self-fulfilling-- the notion that IE has "won" will encourage more people to use IE, thus more firmly establishing it as a standard which in turn causes more people to use it.
That's why it's so important to fight these attempts to declare a "winner" -- because some policymaker at some company who's on the fence on what browser to use is going to read it and go "oh, looks like I'd better go with IE which won the war rather than that non-XML supporting Netscape which is being ditched by AOL. Who wants those headaches?"
Losing the spin war is losing the browser war. We must get back control and get the truth out whenever bogus articles like this come out!
PS-- Man, those spelling errors just jump out at you as soon as you hit the submit button :)