Clarification of Answer by
04 Jun 2003 07:24 PDT
Glad to be of assistance.
> Have you seen any data to suggest what % of users use a Mozilla
browswer vs Netscape?
Do you mean Mozilla v. Netscape 4.x and below? Or strictly Mozilla v.
all Netscapes, including those built on Mozilla code?
On a commercial website I'm partly responsible for, about 10% of our
traffic comes from Netscape browsers, 1/3 of that from NS6/7 (the
Mozilla versions). A further 7% or so of traffic comes from "true"
Mozillas and a smattering of hits from Konqueror. These guys (
http://www.broward.org/usage/brow0702_b.htm ) are seeing about an
80/20 split for IE / Netscape, with about 90-95% of Netscapes being
> On my web site, I've found that my customers who are using Mozilla
1.2.1 are having some problems, while those who use Netscape (anything
from 4.7 to 7) do just fine. I've also found that IE5 users on Macs
have problems, but not IE5 on Windows.
I suspect this is a problem with your site rather than the browsers,
as IE/mac is a lot better than IE/Win in terms of standards
compliance, etc. Ditto Moz / NS4. If you would like someone to help,
post a question with your website address - we have dealt with this
sort of issue before. Alternately, head on over to one of the HTML
validators (I prefer to go straight to the source and use the W3C's
> Ultimately, I'm trying to decide what browswers we should and should
not support, based on the amount of traffic I get. We're not doing a
great job of trapping (or at least reporting) the browswer type that's
being used, so I thought I'd see if any public information was
Do you have control over the web server (Apache?)'s configuration?
You can get good information written to a log that you can then
analyze with, for example, Analog. Some browsers lie though. Some
fairly prominent sites still do stupid browser detection and will
serve crap if they don't see either MSIE or Netscape; accordingly many
Mozilla-based browsers "pretend" to be one or the other in order to be
served proper HTML to render.
"Official" surveys which specifically mentions Mozilla and Netscape
are harder to find, but one indicates that IE has about a 94% market
share, Netscape about 3% and Mozilla just over 1%. (
http://www.internetnews.com/dev-news/article.php/1557411 ) and
OneStat.com concurs (
W3C's HTML validator:
W3C's CSS validator:
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