Mozilla Shines in Latest Standards Evaluation
Tuesday November 16th, 1999
In David Baron's latest evaluation of browser CSS conformance, Mozilla is in the lead, by a wide margin. When you see the scores at the bottom of the CSS results table, in which Mozilla gets a 38 out of 104, realize that this is because CSS2 conformance is evaluated as well (CSS2 is not promised for the first release of Mozilla). In comparison, Opera 3.60 gets a 2.5, and IE5 garners a -8.5.
UPDATE: The XML information that I was given does not in fact apply to the parser used in Mozilla. Mozilla uses expat by James Clark, and the XML parser reviewed at XML.com was XP, a Java-based XML parser also by James Clark. Sorry for any confusion. My feeling is that expat is probably a better XML parser than XP, since it's been around longer, but we won't know until we see concrete results.
#21 IE4 was the last version
Tuesday November 16th, 1999 6:06 PM
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Oh it's not the end yet my friend. Do you think MS will just sit still while dominating the user's window to the WWW? IE has surved it's purpose for Phase 1 of MS's plans for net domination. Phase 2 involves tying the desktop, using IE, to IIS and hence NT. MS wants to lock people in, shut competitors out and kill Apache. Expect MS to play dirty with proprietary extensions by using it's browser market share to kill Apache.
MS has never hesitated to use it's advantages to hit others over the head (and quite often crack an skull open). Think like MS for a second and you will realise. Not to mention get depressed afterwards.
the fat lady has not sung yet my friend.