>> Very gracious of him to ask to participate in ONE's success :-)
Or consider cross-platform. Netscape delivers Navigator 3 on all platforms,
yet the Mac and Win 3.1 clients lag far behind the Win 95 and NT versions
in features--Java, Cooltalk, Live3d, plug-ins, etc. are all far behind on
the other platforms. Microsoft also has better Win 95 and NT versions than
we have Win 3.1 and Mac versions today. What is the real difference?
>> About a dozen other UNIXes, for what it's worth.
Or again consider HTML support--Microsoft is inarguably moving faster to
support W3C innovations in HTML, while Netscape has spent its time rolling
out proprietary extensions like Multicol and Spacer. Again, which vendor is
>> <HAT TYPE=W3C>No Comment</HAT>
Or consider script languages--we make specs and source freely available for
time, but has it delivered yet?
>> The ECMA Script boondoggle is going to be a lot of fun; NS and MS have
BOTH promised to make proprietary extensions already.
The debate is not about formats. It is not about perceived openness. The
competition is really about creating the best tools for end users.