Borland International, Visio, Powersoft, and Interactive Imaginations were among the list of software vendors and Web content providers who voiced support this week for Microsoft's Dynamic HTML initiative. Dynamic HTML is a key feature of Internet Explorer 4.0 and has been proposed to the W3C as a standard for inclusion in HTML 4.0. It allows Web developers to change elements of a Web pages without having to return to the server to load a new page.

Netscape, in what can only be described as a hypocritical maneuver, is offering up a weaker, incompatible alternative to Dynamic HTML that flies in the face of the W3C and open HTML standards. They have no plans to provide Dynamic HTML compatibility in their Communicator 4.0 product, due mid-year.