"Opera Software has completed the latest version of its Web
browser, hawking its software as ready to tackle the growing world
of non-PC browsing devices. Opera... spent a year and a half
building it, rewriting crucial parts of the code from scratch... to
make the browser more useful in a world increasingly populated by
non-PC browsing devices and Web pages written to accommodate
"The underlying technical problem with Opera 3.6 and prior
iterations is the same issue Netscape tackled last year when it
rebuilt its browser from the ground up: Both needed to create a
browser that can be separated into discrete components. In this
aspect, both Netscape and Opera have lagged behind Microsoft."
"Another reason Opera and Netscape have rewritten their browsers
is the emphasis both have put on standards compliance. Opera, long
hailed by independent groups for its compliance efforts, has added
support for Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) 2."