There is also Netscape in the Brexit document

There is also Netscape in the Brexit document
That the Brexit agreement was reached in a slightly adventurous and botched way, in order to avoid the so-called "hard exit", is something everyone can see. The handshake came after a series of meetings between Boris Johnson and Ursula von der Leyen, but between the parties there were few smiles and many phrases of circumstance. In the official document signed by the parties, however, something much more substantial seems to have escaped. The fact that Brexit is signed in 2020 with some attention to the Netscape browser is something that historians will struggle to fully understand.

Netscape and Brexit

The document is long well over 1000 pages, it was agreed without much attention on both sides by virtue of a much greater priority given to everything concerning Covid, however what is present on page 921 (pdf) stands out:

Brexit deal

In a world dominated by Chrome (63.5% EU market share), Firefox (11.29%) and Safari (10.03%), the reference to Netscape is clearly useless and paradoxically anachronistic: the latest version of the browser before the complete decommissioning is dated 2008, a few months before the birth of the Google browser. The error in the reference indicated in the text is so obvious that it is not difficult to interpret what it is due to: a broken copy / paste that, in addition to the reference to the old browser, also includes completely outdated cryptographic recommendations. According to some reports collected by the BBC, the text would be slavishly identical in every passage to a European law of 2008, which suggests that this is the source of the law referred to in the composition of the shrewdness by the EU and the UK for a Brexit piloted.

Netscape Communicator 4.x in the 2008 EU legislation

From 2021 the United Kingdom will be definitively out of the European Union following the ratification of the decision taken democratically by the population of the kingdom following to regular referendum. But no problem, the dialogue between the parties is guaranteed: Netscape and Mozilla Mail certify it, guaranteed by the charter of agreements. More or less.

Source: BBC