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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#88 Don't be naive

by Anon

Thursday November 11th, 1999 12:10 PM

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You're being blind and naive. Mozilla is not the only project being worked on in the world, and MS is not standing still. Compare Mozilla with future IE6 and see who is going to crush whom. If NC5 can't provide native look and feel for different platforms, it's not going to survive even if it conforms to standards. IE will conform to standards too, so Mozilla will have to be A LOT better than IE in usability in order to allure people away from IE. As it stands right now, IE5 is a lot better than NC 4.7, with exception of bookmark and history management. And the new version will even be better. Mozilla will not give users anything that they need that IE will not have. So what will incentive to switch to NC be? Mozilla is not going to be faster or have more pleasant and usable UI than IE. Majority of browser users do not use more than one OS's, so they won't give a damn that Mozilla will look the same on different platforms. Platform consistency of an application's UI may be good mostly for developers of that application.