International Features of New Netscape 6 Browser
||Manager, Software Engineer, Systems Analyst, Marketer
New Netscape 6 is a Unicode-based Browser and an application platform.
In this presentation we focus on user-oriented features of this new
Browser such as the Extensible and Customizable Character Coding Menu,
which can support additional charsets easily via a plugin architecture.
Multilingual MySidebar and its various integrated features such as
simultaneous multiple search. Netscape 6 also includes free web-based
Translation services for major languages. It also includes multilingual
Bookmarks and History windows. Netscape 6 also features easily customizable
chrome (called "themes") and easy-to-translate menu and dialog UI through XML-
based XUL technology. What makes these new features possible is a
componentized, compact, and fast open-source based new layout engine called
Gecko. Gecko adheres strictly to international web standards such as CSS1, CSS2
HTML 4. In addition, Netscape 6 supports Java 2 by Sun via Open Java
Interface (OJI). Gecko makes it possible for web site developers to
write to standards rather than to a particular browser.
In the demo portion of the presentation, we will present not only the
features mentioned above but samples of web-based applications built on
Gecko/Netscape 6 and web standards such as CSS, DOM, and XML. Finally we
will discuss what is in store for future Netscape 6 Browser and discuss
Mozilla development as well.