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.

#190 Re: -moz

by stfh

Friday August 17th, 2001 10:17 PM

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>-moz-prefix - the problem is if adopted as a standard, and you drop the prefix, there is no forward compatibility.

Actually, no. The real threat to forward-compatibility is to prematurely implement a property but implement it differently than the standard ends up defining it (MSIE does this all over the place.) Then in future versions you have to either ignore the standard or change your implementation and break old code.

I would imagine that when these properties are adopted as standards, the -moz- prefix wouldn't be dropped, it would just get two names so that old code would still work. But this is pure speculation on my part.

And, of course, as Asa said in a previous post, these -moz- properties are implemented with the sole purpose of filling a need for the display of the XUL chrome. They really aren't intended for use in public web pages; that's what the standards are for. ;-) (On that note, I would say that there aren't any plans for implementing other proprietary properties; they may be cool-looking but they're really not good for a standards-based web.)

>Is there a list anywhere of all the moz extensions???

<…/ref_StyleProperties.html> has a pretty thorough list with descriptions.

<…ed/public/nsCSSPropList.h> is the complete up-to-date list of all CSS properties supported.