Quote:>Netscape has a tough time with Microsoft's web pages, since Microsoft
>in their infinite arrogance have written them (quoting as closely
>from memory as I can) to work best with Microsoft's web browser in
>some particular beta release. Microsoft isn't gonna change, which
>means the job of fixing the problem falls on Netscape, even
>though they didn't cause it.
In other words, arrogance is relative. Netscape's arrogance works for it
until it finds a bigger company that is even more arrogant.
Doesn't anyone else see the irony of Netscape not working because of
some company's gratuitous "extensions" to HTML?
Quote:>Even if it doesn't run on SCO, many
>SCO users would probably like to be able to access their SCO man
>pages from non-SCO systems once in a while.
Then they're welcome to use Mosaic, many versions of which (like Spry's)
have been beefed up to Netscape's functionality without Netscape's own
form of corporate arrogance. Or any of the other browsers that seem to
be coming out daily -- maybe even Microsoft's.
As this indistry matures, Netscape will be only one of many players.
It will not be (it already is not) the only competent browser around.
If a tool doesn't work on your car, you get another tool, rather
than changing your car.
A good many of the Internet-for-DOS packages out now come with something
besides Netscape. Their users will not have problems. If the new
Microsoft browser doesn't encounter problems, then there will be
even more alternatives to Netscape. Given a competitive marketplace,
Netscape can easily lose its edge if it continues to ignore what its
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