"Designed to fully comply with five key Web standards (HTML 4,
developed by the open-source Mozilla group over a period of nearly
"The Web Standards Project knew that, in doing the right
thing, Netscape was taking a tremendous risk. You can't hurry great
engineering, particularly when something is being designed from the
"We knew that the Mozilla project would take time, and that
during that time, Netscape would be open to the perception that it
had "lost the browser war," "fallen behind" and so on. We applauded
them for taking that risk, especially in a market like this one,
where the curve from initial concept to market leader to failed
company seems to take fifteen minutes."
"We didn't know it would take this long, but it takes what it
takes. If the result is a browser that fully complies with HTML 4,
matter how long it took to get there."
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