"In this column we'll introduce the new Netscape 6. This is a
significant milestone in the history of browser development, as it
is based on open standards, and on software modules that are being
developed by everyone who wants to get involved. In the long run,
Netscape 6 may draw other browsers to follow the W3C standards more
rigorously, and we'll all benefit from it. In the short run,
though, we all need to modify our Web sites to support the new
browser. Instead of two major browsers we got used to (Internet
Explorer and Netscape Navigator), we need to account for the new
kid on the block, Netscape 6. At least until Netscape Navigator
fully retires, which may take a year or so."
"Notice that Netscape opted to drop Navigator from the new
browser name. When we refer in our columns to Netscape Navigator,
we mean Netscape Navigator 4.x. Obviously, Netscape positions
Netscape 6 as two generations above Netscape Navigator, and one
generation above Internet Explorer 5.x"
"In this column we'll get you started on how to support Netscape
6. We'll first explain some related buzzwords such as Mozilla and
Gecko. We'll teach you how to detect Netscape 6, and how to write
browser-independently. Then, we'll show you which Netscape
Navigator features and which Internet Explorer features are not
supported by Netscape 6. We'll outline which constructs to avoid
when starting a new programming project."
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