the interface is nice...i prefer it to i.e.5 even though explorer came out with the sidebar idea first. however netscape 6 is still slower by my experience and until they improve that, i will still use explorer
With the automagic translation feature (and the automatic character set recognition that makes it trivial to use), I can finally read the Japanese Honda site and get a lot more information from it. It's the hands-free nature of it that makes it so useful. Babelfish sucks by comparison
We are speaking about the browsers here and meanwhile I noticed that CodeProject doesn't seem to have the 'common' links (with the little image, you know what I mean...) to Netscape and IE downloads... I think it would be nice to have those (or I missed something?). Suggested location is on the home/left frame, at the very bottom. I know there is a 'links' section (no Netscape there thought) but I think it would be nice to have those links more exposed.
If you view the site in Netscape you get a link to IE5 at the top left of the right hand bar - and there is a link to Netscape 6 in the links page.
I guess I'm biased but since the majority of this site was developed with IE5 and Netscape 4.X being the main contenders. I never had any problems with IE5, but the loops I had to go through to get Netscape to view the site properly really put me off that browser. :
It seems to me they were so carried away by XML, XUL, X*.* they forgot to fix the very basic stuff.
1. Table rendering. How about this? Create a table with 2 columns. Make the width of the first one 100px and let the second one autosize (just don't set the width). Now set the width of the table to 100%. See what happens, then compare it to IE4. Here is the code:
2. Tables again, or iframes? Anyway, place an iframe in a table cell and set the height and width of iframe to 100%. It will just ignore the height. Here is the other code:
I had similar problems with form elements. Setting the dimensions as fixed values is fine (though IE and NS use seemingly completely different scales) but as soon as you try using percentages NS just gets all confused and gives up.
Now that Netscape is 'componentized' (like IE has been since version 3), wouldn't it be possible to wrap the NN6 browser in a COM object that exposes the IWebBrowser interfaces? To me that would mean that with a little Registry change any app that uses an integrated browser would use NN6's engine. Issues would arise from incompatibilities between the browsers, but people could have a choice. Then the browser would just be a 'component' of the os which comes with IE out of the box. To
I've been using the new browser since it came out, plus beta versions of Mozilla 5, and I'd have to say it feels like Netscape have taken 2 steps forward and one step back.
Still, it is important to remember this preview release 1. Maybe by the time it's released fully it will be slick. And maybe by that time Microsoft will have released their Mars technology..
I basicly agree. It feels goofy in places, mostly because it lacks some of the 'standard' ui features that most expect of a Windows app. They still use that 2 color heavy 3d border for tables. It seems pretty slow on my machine... when it loads up and when browsing. i'm also glad that they choose not to "infect" my machine with AOL products... well at least they ask first. Now if they could only force those NN3 users to upgrade. To
The rendering engine seems excellent but everything else is a miss in this browser. Sure it'll support tons of platforms and be much more compliant than anything Microsoft will ever put out but if I want to check movie listings I don't have time to fight with a klunky UI. That's what the average user is going to experience anyway.
As much as I hate the UI I have to mention that the printing is much improved but MS is now offering Print Preview in IE 5.5 so again, I'm afraid Netscape might be a step behind. The preview release also doesn't support drag & drop. I hope this is just in PR1 and not the final release.
I was hoping so much that this version would be killer and take the web browser to the next level but it's got a long way to go and I'm afraid MS isn't going to wait.
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