Towards Mozilla 1.0
Tuesday June 26th, 2001
Gervase Markham recently posted his feelings on what a 1.0 release of Mozilla would be. Gerv has sent us the follow-up to that posting, including much of the feedback he received. To read it, click the full article link. Once you have read through it, we welcome you to post your feelings on what you think a 1.0 release would have. [As Gerv says, please don't post your favorite list of bugs, only the criteria for choosing what bugs to fix.]
I think it is important to get HTML4 support perfect for Mozilla 1.0. Browsers based on 1.0 will be around for many years to come, and we don't want people to be working around incompatabilities like they do now.
Mozilla will have lots of critics, and will no longer have the 'its only in beta' defense. If we don't have one of the major things Mozilla was meant to have then we will never hear the end of it. World-beating support isn't good enough, we need perfect support (or at least parity with IE6, and by that I mean that anything that works correctly in IE will work correctly in Mozilla, not just that Mozilla supports more things correctly than IE).
I'm also worried that bugs in HTML 4 support that haven't been fixed already are ones which don't have much support from the developers or are difficult to implement. If this is the case, then when will these bugs be fixed?