Netscape 8 breaks Microsoft browser

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Netscape 8 breaks Microsoft browser

Antony Savvas

Microsoft has warned users that the new Netscape 8 browser will not work properly with Internet Explorer on their desktops.

Microsoft said Netscape 8, launched earlier this month, broke the XML rendering capabilities in Internet Explorer, and installing it would cause IE to render XML files as a blank page.

Users often like to have more than one browser on their desktops, particularly users who require access to different features.

The XML problem is said to affect IE 6 and could also affect earlier versions of the Microsoft browser. Microsoft is currently developing IE 7 with extra security features.

Microsoft is still investigating the problem and working with Netscape to resolve it.

A simple solution is to uninstall Netscape 8, which clearly won’t trouble Microsoft, as it is working on its own IE 7 to offer rival security features to those contained in Netscape 8.

Hours after releasing the “more secure” Netscape 8, Netscape was forced to issue a patch to fix serious security flaws in the browser.


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