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Web Standards Project Blasts Netscape

R. Cain Re:Sadly I have to Agree (419 comments)

When I first started on the web, like everyone else, I used Netscape. I mocked M$ Explorer all the way untill IE 4 came out. But, developing interactive media for the web and doing experimental work with CSS and Java, I find that the DOM for Netscrape is so weak as to be a joke. I really think Netscape owes us and itself the courtesy to show the dignity to bow out of a market it can no longer compete in. Companies are FORCED to spend large sums of money to ensure that Netscape can render their page accuratly. Developers spend hours and days wrestling with code to get their pages to work with Netscape. I refuse to use Netscape as my personal browser and I stick to M$ Explorer. Though, I may not like M$, I have to acknowledge that they do make the supieror browser on the market. If it weren't for the fact that I have to use Netscape to test sites to make sure that client-side scripts wont crash the browser and that the pages display properly, I would have wiped the thing from my HD ages ago. I could continue to digress but, from what I've seen is that many here and elsewhere agree that Netscape is causing more harm than good by continuing to play this sharade. Unfortunatly, I don't think anything short of legal action will cause AOL to pull the plug on Netscape... and developers and corps will continue to suffer the burden of supporting their POS browser.

about 14 years ago

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