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CNET News.com: Opera Software puts its browser update onstage

Jun 29, 2000, 18:14 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Festa)

"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 them."

"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."

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