Browser wars: Netscape gains as Firefox wanes?


A key feature in version 8.0 of Netscape Communication Corp.'s Web browser may have deflated the Netscape browser's market share by as much as half earlier this year -- while artificially boosting the market share of rivals Firefox and Internet Explorer, a Web tracking firm said today.

Launched in March, Netscape 8.0 lets users switch back and forth between two different modes of displaying Web pages -- one based on Firefox's open-source code and another based on IE code. That ensures that Web pages built to display correctly on IE also load fully on Firefox. Browser wars: Netscape gains as Firefox wanes? - Computerworld

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