Right. Although from the article and the people it asked, *IF* this new Whistler version is the only way to get the new IE version, then there is a potential big problem, especially if corporations will not upgrade their operating systems. -----Original Message----- From: Hendrik Mans [mailto:hm at netzbiest.de] Sent: Thursday, January 11, 2001 6:46 PM To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: RE: [thelist] the future of IE > http://news.cnet.com/news/0-1003-201-4448595-0.html?tag=st.ne.1002.tgif.sf > > I don't see the Web developers' life getting any easier... Why? <quote> That's in part because IE isn't Microsoft's only browser. There's also the more consumer-oriented MSN Explorer, launched last October. And on the drawing books is the more "knowledge worker"-type interface that Microsoft is designing into its stealth Netdocs product. </quote> MSN Explorer isn't really a new, seperate browser; it's really just a new shell for what essentially is Internet Explorer. I'm pretty sure that NetDocs will be based on the IE control (.NET control?) as well, or even run *inside* it. Either way, I don't see much of a problem here. If I'm not fundamentally mistaken about Microsoft's strategy, there will still be *one* renderer (the IE/.NET COM object), which *will* be integrated into various seperate shells. Take care, Hendrik --------------------------------------- For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archive of TheList go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !