[thelist] NS 6 Event list?

Aylard JA (James) jaylard at equilon.com
Tue Dec 19 17:05:16 CST 2000


> Can anyone point me in the direction of where to get a listing or overview
> of some sort for the NS 6 event handling stuff?

	Unfortunately, AFAIK Netscape has yet to put out any first-hand
documentation for Netscape 6, apparently freed from such a chore by the
notion that the browser is standards-compliant so all you need to do is read
the standards. While this is mostly true for some standards (e.g., HTML 4,
CSS 1), it is only partly true for others (e.g., CSS 2), meaning that it is
essentially the job of the developer -- with some help from third-party
author-developers when you can find it -- to figure out exactly what
Netscape 6 can and cannot do.
	Netscape's developer site (http://developer.netscape.com/) offers
links to various forums that may or may not provide helpful information --
most of it simply links to third-party articles and white papers.
Unfortunately, developer.netscape.com itself is layered :) in the
increasingly thick dust of neglect. For example, one page touts the release
of Netscape 6 PR 2 -- and another the release of Gecko M8(!!!). (These are
top-level headlines, not archived links, btw.)
	Your best bet might be to start at
http://developer.netscape.com/tech/index.html?cp=dev01ttec and just feel
your way around. I suppose an enterprising individual could sift through
Mozilla's Bugzilla site (http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/) to find postings on
what has and has not been implemented, but this would be quite a task.
Personally, I am amazed that the development community tolerates this so
quiescently -- where's that WaSP bunch when you need 'em?? :) 

James Aylard 

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