(fwd) RE: [thelist] Server aliasing problem with IE 3 + NT 4?

deke web at master.gen.in.us
Mon Apr 2 07:23:05 CDT 2001

On 1 Apr 2001, at 22:30, Warden, Matt wrote:

> Evolt.org suffers from something very similar, by the way. With
> Mosaic 1.0.3 (mac) using the default http version (ver.?) the
> following is output:

It's not just antique browsers that have problems with evolt.org.
Running the WebTV Viewer on a PC, evolt.org doesn't come up.
It's oracular.com   Running a *real* WebTV, there's no problem,
and there's no problem running the WebTV Viewer with other
shared-IP hosting I've tried it with, including the Apache I run
for development (1.3.12) and production (1.3.11)  Evolt claims
to be Apache 1.3.14, but there must be something funny about
the build, because it identifies itself as 
"Apache/1.3.14 (Unix) @PACKAGE@/@VERSION@" 

> Is it possible / probable that IE 2 was based on early Mosaic code?
> Netscape 2 just sings along. It looks like it might even be http 1.0
> that IE 2 / Mosaic is failing to use.

RFC 1945 (http/1.0) wasn't even issued until May 1996.  MSIE/2
was the browser included in Windows95 in December 1995, so
the fact that it was an http/0.9 browser is hardly anything to 
complain about. The fact that it didn't support tables?  More of an

And yes, Microsoft bought Mosaic code from Spyglass. 

"Yes, Microsoft royally screwed over Spyglass by licensing their 
code and then turning around and giving it away for free. This 
obviously made it a lot more difficult for Spyglass to sell other 
licenses since their potential customers could just embed Internet 
Explorer for free. Not only did Microsoft destroy Spyglass' existing 
market, but Spyglass also accused Microsoft of not paying the 
required royalties on the code that they licensed. Spyglass has 
since been relegated to a niche market, and it is interesting to note 
that they don't even mention Internet Explorer as one of their 
accomplishments in their showcase." 
   - http://www.kmfms.com/whatsbad.html


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