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.

#172 Re: questions, observations, erections, bukowski

by stfh

Tuesday August 14th, 2001 3:48 PM

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>would love to see more filter effects than opacity.

filter is not a part of the W3C CSS recommendation, and is not even part of the CSS3 preliminary drafts. The Mozilla team has many better things to work on than implementing non-standard CSS "features", especially ones this complex.

>And why call it moz-opacity???

Mozilla has the (IMO brilliant) policy of prefixing CSS properties and values which are not yet a formal part of the standard with -moz- making it clear that the property is implemented as a Mozilla extension to the standard. Imagine what a wonderful place the web would be if IE did the same thing-- you wouldn't have asked the question about the cursor if they named it cursor:-ie-hand; or mentioned filter if it were called -ie-filter:opacity(...); would you? The Mozilla team is doing web standards a great service by taking this approach.