Microsoft Delays Mac IE5 as It Tussles With 'Tasman'.
Microsoft Corp has confirmed that it is delaying the release of
the Macintosh version of Internet Explorer 5 (IE5) until December, while
it tweaks the new 'Tasman' rendering engine and other features
of the browser. The Mac IE5, which made a big splash at MacWorld in New
York this summer, had been due to make its debut this fall. Microsoft
talked up the application at the show, saying that it would have
features not available in Windows.
The rendering engine is claimed to enable Mac users to view all of
the pages available on the net. The differing color palates available on
Windows-based machines and Macs means that its is difficult view content
created on Windows via Mac - IE5 seeks to address this. Microsoft also
has also promised support for the latest versions of HTML variants, such
as Dynamic HTML in the software. According to a Microsoft spokesperson
Outlook Express 5.0 for the Mac - which was also unveiled at MacWorld -
will ship this fall, as planned.