Build News

Monday March 13th, 2000

We've gotten a few bits of news which we decided to lump together into one news item. First, Jim Bray has written up a doc, "Mozilla on Linux circa 03/10/00", written using Mozilla's "Composer". It details his experiences with the build, and contains some suggestions if you plan on building Moz yourself.

Next, Ruairi Hickey writes in to say that the Mozilla instability problem on Linux SMP systems (bug 21556) seems to have gone away, so give it a spin.

Finally, Sebastian Spaeth writes in to say that the crypto hooks are now in the nightly builds. You still need to grab the PSM package. If you grab it once, on later Mozilla builds you should only have to browse to it on your local drive to get it to work.

#1 CNNFn is using bad browser-sniffing

by sab39

Monday March 13th, 2000 10:07 AM

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In Jim Bray's article he suggests that CNNFn is unusable because mozilla "can't handle a stylesheet the site is using". This is not true, although it's understandable why you would think that.

The problem is that CNNFn is using bad browser-sniffing and assuming that any browser that isn't netscape or IE is unable to use stylesheets. This will be a problem as long as sites use browser-sniffing to determine what features are available, as every time a new browser comes out the sites have to be updated. I bet CNNFn is unusable with Konqueror (the KDE browser) too!

Just wanted to make sure that the blame is put where it belongs.