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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#64 IE does run on Unix, yes, but *extremely* badly
Thursday November 11th, 1999 4:14 AM
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Yes, IE does run on HP-UX and Solaris, but dismally because the idiots at Microsoft actually made the mad decision to use a Win32 <-> UNIX API layer, so that they didn't have to change much of their Win32 code to get it working on UNIX.
It means a quicker time to market, but results in a browser that's an absolute disgrace - about 5 times slower than Netscape !!
Also, Java support on the UNIX IE 5 is a complete joke - it doesn't ship with a JVM and if you use an installed JVM, it doesn't use OJI, so, yep, you get the applets in separate windows of their own - utterly, utterly useless.
I tried IE4 and IE5 on HP-UX and it was so shockingly poor (compared to IE4/5 on PCs, which is actually pretty good for a Microsoft product), I deleted it right away.