Full Article Attached Feature Status Updates

Friday March 2nd, 2001

Gervase Markham has polled various feature owners, and has written up a brief status report on some of mozilla's components. Click the 'Full Article' link to check them out.

On a side note, Gerv is looking for help in making this a weekly or monthly mozillaZine feature. If you are interested, let Gerv know.

#14 Better now than never

by sleepy

Monday March 5th, 2001 2:04 PM

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I for one find the current imagelib and cache suck. In some cases, they're worse than Netscape 4.x. Try visiting a site with lots of animated GIFs, and you'll see how much Mozilla suffers from decoding the GIFs for every animation loop (especially on Linux). Sometimes Mozilla couldn't even cache the images used for javascript "onMouseOver" effects, and it looks plain awkward. Finally, many web developers have complained that "view source" doesn't always give you the source of the page that's displayed in your browser; rather, Mozilla tries to re-get the source from network. This will turn off many developers, and we'll have more and more web sites developed for IE.

Of course, I would like to thank Mozilla developers for recognizing these problems and fixing them. Wish them luck.