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From Bertrand Delacretaz <>
Subject Re: Wyona / Xopus (IE vs.Mozilla)
Date Fri, 08 Mar 2002 09:48:10 GMT
On Friday 08 March 2002 10:32, Matthew Langham wrote:
>. . .
> We're talking the Mozilla browser here - right? Looking at the
> current browser market share I fail to see why Mozilla is the
> platform to aim for. Surely we should be trying for a solution that
> works in IE as well.
>. . .

A while ago we had a discussion about this

I wrote this at the time:
> ...IMHO a content editor could be seen and "marketed" as 
> a separate application - basing it on the Mozilla code base 
> (assuming it makes sense) would not necessarily mean saying 
> "Mozilla can now be used as a content editor" but could be "we 
> have a content editor, and the code is based on Mozilla, by the way".
>. . .

IE's market share today is no question, but I think many 
Open-Source folks resist (for good reasons, we want alternatives on the 
desktop, don't we?) to a solution that is locked to MS products. 

Also (I think it was Stefano who pointed this out), installing 
different versions of Mozilla side-by-side is no problem if needed, 
whereas it is impossible with IE. This can cause some administration 
fun if you need two different versions of IE (or even msxml I think) 
for different applications.

 Bertrand Delacrétaz (,

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