CNN - Netscape prototype is one fast browser - December 7, 1998

Joachim Feise (
Tue, 08 Dec 1998 13:57:02 -0800

Finally getting rid of bloatware:

Gecko is not Navigator 5 -- it still lacks
new user interface features and looks just
like Navigator 4.x. But its unprecedented
speed and size (about 900KB) clearly
indicate the directions Netscape's flagship
product is taking. The engine is based on
approved open standards such as HTML
4.0, cascading style sheets 1, and extensible
markup language, and even Navigator's
user interface will be written in XML,
according to company representatives. This
should make it possible for users to easily
customize the interface using standard Web
authoring tools.