Netscape launches upgraded browser

By Derek Sooman on
Netscape 8.02 has been launched, correcting a hole that the browser was causing in IE. Prior to the fix, a machine with the previous version of the browser installed would show Internet Explorer pages with XML as empty. The problem, which was discovered by Microsoft employee Dave Massy, had both sides blaming each other. Microsoft recommended removing Netscape to deal with the problem, whereas AOL claimed that they came across faulty documentation on Internet Explorer, which was the likely reason behind the defect.

The new Netscape version, released on Thursday, is the second upgrade of June. Netscape 8 was also launched this month. After launching the supposedly ‘secure’ browser, Netscape, which belongs to the America Online Limited (AOL), had to launch another version to plug various security holes in the Netscape 8 version.

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