Netscape Releases 6.1

Wednesday August 8th, 2001

Netscape today released Netscape 6.1, which comes off the 0.9.2 branch. Visit the download page at Netscape for the build. Mozilla builds matching 6.1 are available in the July 27 0.9.2 nightly directories.

#157 questions, observations, erections, bukowski

by stylo

Tuesday August 14th, 2001 11:55 AM

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As a site developer I have followed moz quietly and hopefully for some time. This may not be the best place to post this, but, then again, this isn't the best forum layout, and these are just random questions and points after having used your latest (not Netscape's) for a while. I haven't posted anything below to bugzilla, so feel free if you know how it's done, if they should be, etc..

1) thank you, thank you, thank you for supporting css2 as you do. You absolutely blow away ie6 on css. See my post on ala, to which the program manager for ie6 responsible for rendering, Chris Wilson, replied: <…p;id=5954&thread=1460>

2) cursor:hand doesn't work. Why not? This is STRONGLY needed. (Though I just accidentally stumbled upon the fact that, for some bizarre reason, cursor:pointer brings up the hand. Huh???)

3) Was going to complain about webding support, but see it is now in 0.93. (Maybe was before and I made a mistake when I checked.) Martlett font is not supported, though. Support all dingbat fonts so as to avoid the need for silly little image downloads.

4) Redraw horizontally is a problem. I have a button to enlarge the center content (change margins) and remove the side menu from display. When going back, remnants are left until scrolled past. I have to flash the body display to remove them.

5) clicking on a position:fixed element with an onclick change of innerHTML (both 1 character webding) made it jump about 5 pixels to the right.

6) I (think I) hate how the scrollbars bounce in and out depending on the length of the page, e.g., with dynamic sections. The content jumps around. (I think I) Much prefer the ie way of dedicated scrollbar space. Still considering...

7) I strongly encourage you, as with innerHTML, to pluck the best additions MS has made to IE, even if they are not w3c standards (yet). It doesn't hurt the standards that exist to add them. (would love to see more filter effects than opacity. And why call it moz-opacity???)

8) Menu: a) if you won't allow customization of the menu, then please at least change the position of the home button. Please put it on the main menu so I can get rid of the little bar it's on. Annoying waste of screen space. b) allow small icons/text for the main menu bar so it can be smaller. c) how do I get moz without debug/qa menus, etc?

9) can't I specify my search engine?

10) the graphic on start up looks like the bottom centimeter is cut off. I know he's on a cliff or something, but it looks bad.

11) any way to use Composer components on a web page as one can use the mshtml editor on editable sections, etc?

Thanks for any answers and once again for a great browser that is getting better all the time.