Netscape tried and failed to create a new browser using Java (see Wylie Wong, Andreessen: Netscape's Javagator
Is Dead, CRN (July 1, 1998; downloaded October 22, 2000) <http://www.techweb.com/ wire/story/TWB 19980701S0001>).
After Andreessen talked publicly about the idea of a Java browser, the media began referring to this component as "Javagator
," or a Java version of Navigator.
Oliphant's email included the JavaSoft goal - "Get JS and NSCP onto one browser." In August 1997, Netscape and Sun issued a press release describing their plans to work together on a "100% pure Java" version of Navigator, a project that became known as Javagator
, but which was subsequently canceled.
20, 1998 p.m., at 72-73.) However, this is inconsistent with the fact that Netscape devoted significant resources in the attempt to develop Javagator
, a 100 percent Java version of Navigator that was designed to operate with a proposed Java operating system.