I don't have too much to say.. but I'm gonna say it anywayz. Netscape has it's pros and cons, to it's own audience, and to it's opponents. Some off the top of my head:
- Fairly low overheard. If you use Netscape Navigator rather than the standard communicatior.. you get a buggy browser with a small footprint that works [some of the time].
- It renders proper HTML. If your HTML is not proper.. sometimes it will not render. This IMHO is a good thing, sometimes. I understand sometimes its necessary to have "auto-correcting".. but please.. let's get serious.
Ok.. so lets talking about IE.
- Flat out.. IE works for rendering.. most of the time. It's fast.. and works well.. when it's not crashing.
- Well.. there does exist that entire portability problem. Considering HOW much of the engine for IE is in the winkernel and basic OS... well.. we'd need to port most of that over.. giving you a *dah-dah-dah! HUGE FREAKING BROWSER*.
- Ok.. so what can we do?
Well.. let's NOT roll over dead.
Talk to NS.. get the code from Navigator 4.76 or whatever is the most current [and out of date simultaneously] and let's open it.
A debian package has been added to the TNT project, and I've added an alternate download (sourceforge was dropping files today).