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Weekend Discussion

Friday February 18th, 2000

What *one* feature would you most like Mozilla to have by final release? If it's already on the slate to be in the final release, let us know why it's important to you. Just click the Responses link to join the conversation! Our forums are quite civil, and we'd love to hear your opinions.


#3 modularize all "parsers"

by avi

Friday February 18th, 2000 6:37 PM

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i'm unsure as to whether or not this feature exists in mozilla already, but here goes: i think it would be excellent if all the different parts of moz that parse documents (ie. HTML, CSS, etc), were modularized to the point where you could pick and choose which ones you want to be loaded. (as i understand it, moz currently loads all parsers which leads to a big overhead - but i could be wrong) this feature would be great for helping third parties to make their own mozilla branded distributions. here's why: company X is would like to put mozilla into some special hardware for creating some sort of internet device. Their hardware is fairly limited, so they reduce the overhead of mozilla by removing certain parsers that won't be needed for whatever their particular requirements. what do you guys think? am i way off track here?