Use Mozilla *and* Make Money
Howard is (obviously) an avid follower of Web browser development news, and he says the fact that those APIs are identical has been overlooked in most articles he's read about browser rendering engines. "I have noticed quite a few authors missing this KEY point," he says with a little laugh.
He also notes, "At Mozilla's site, hysterically enough, they actually refer programmers to Microsoft's site for documentation on the browser from a programming perspective. Again, because the API is identical. I am sure that saved them a TON of money and insured a TON of conversions." These conversions have, sadly, been primarily from Netscape/Mozilla to Explorer over the years, according to Howard. But now things may start going the other direction.