Netscape or IE most used?

Greg jquinn at shell7.ba.best.com
Fri Jan 2 11:47:54 EST 1998

I am currently embarking on several web based projects at the non-profit
research Institute that I work at, and given the increasing divergence of
the dynamic HTML and client side scripting (ie Javascript) between
Netscape and MS Internet Explorer browser types, I was wondering whether
the relative usage of these browsers has been reported for
University/non-profits. I know that the current figure is given as 40%
share for Microsoft, but (at least here in the US) Macs seem to be
dominant in the medical/biological research community, and my guess is
that Netscape is still very dominant at these types of institutes.
(Coding for some clever client-side stuff takes an enormous amount of work
and it's not necessarily practical to 'dual code' for both Netscape and

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