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M13 Alpha - What's Next?

Thursday January 27th, 2000

Mozilla.org has declared M13 to be "alpha" which means Mozilla needs your attention and constructive bug reports as it pushes towards beta. Why not check out the latest builds and start using Mozilla more and more throughout your day?

Also, you can join the gathering in #mozillazine every evening. Talk about the latest builds, help clear out duplicate bugs, or just hang and chat. Point your IRC client at irc.mozilla.org, or, better yet, you can use the Chatzilla IRC client enabled in the latest builds (under the Tasks menu). Just start up the client, /attach moznet, and then /join #mozillazine. You'll probably want to change your nick from IRCMonkey to something more appropriate once you get connected. :-) You can also use the Java chat client on our chat page.


#79 Re: About W3C Validation

by gerbilpower <gerbil@ucdavis.edu>

Sunday January 30th, 2000 1:45 AM

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I don't know about you but I've found the W3C html validator very useful in catching some major mistakes that I may have made. Yes, it is <b>EXTREMELY</b> picky but I've rarely ran across a problem with it while making pages still look good on IE, NS, and Mozilla.

The only problem that I repeatedly run across with the validator is with the NAME attribute in IMG tags, which I use when I need more complicated mouseovers.

However I know that this becomes much more of a pain when you start making more complicated pages, especially ones using CSS. NS 4.x has poor CSS support but it's fabulously supported in Mozilla. I have ran into a few problems with IE5 on some complicated CSS test pages I created some time ago (pages that NS rendered horribly but beautifully on Mozilla).

The best thing now, I'd say hope for a fast adoption rate of Mozilla when it is released so we can phase NS out as quickly as possible when designing pages!

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