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Weekend Discussion

Friday June 30th, 2000

The weekend discussion returns, with a simple question:

What's your impression of Mozilla's status at this point? Progressing nicely? Faltering? Are you using Mozilla? If not, what needs to be changed before you start using it full time? Try to be specific, and offer constructive criticism and advice. It would be nice if the Mozilla developers could gather some useful information from the discussion. If you haven't tried out a recent nightly build, take one for a spin before you comment.


#29 Re: Editor

by VanL <vanl@iserver.com>

Friday June 30th, 2000 3:19 PM

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I have 2 1/2 problems with the editor:

1. It erases your javascript in the head. A header like this ( substituting - for angle brackets):

-html- -head- -title- Mypage -/title- -script language="javascript"-

some javascript here function foo function bar function baz

-/script- -/head- -body- ...etc

Turns out like this after you save it:

-html- -head- -title- Mypage -/title- -script language="javascript"- -/script- -/head- -body- ...etc

2. It unformats your html so that it is mostly in a big block. It should at least leave existing formatting. I wouldn't mind seeing it go the other way, tho -- a format button in mozilla that would nicely format and indent your html.

2.5 This is related to 2. It also makes your document absolutely HTML 4.0 compliant, even if it wasn't so originally. This includes closing all -img- tags, adding -tbody- tags, etc. Once again, I like having nice, compliant html, but once in a while you should have the option to write below the spec.