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mozilla.org Releases 0.9.2.1

Tuesday August 14th, 2001

mozilla.org today released the source code for 0.9.2.1, which is the code that matches Netscape 6.1. This comes from the 0.9.2 branch, and is being made available both as part of the MPL license requirement, and as a way for third parties to easily use it to write compatible plugins and addon features to Netscape 6.1, as well as Mozilla.


#43 Re: Standards, customization, and more

by Tanyel <tanyel@straightblack.com>

Sunday August 19th, 2001 1:44 AM

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Somebody posted a message saying it would be good if there were more webpages exhibiting exciting and unique features of Mozilla. I thought it would be fun to do that so I asked what Mozilla could do that the other browsers could not do.

I think it would be difficult to convince somebody to switch internet things for the "CSS and DOM support" since they will never see that. The cookie management is another thing that will be invisible to people looking at the webpages. I do not know what user stylesheets are. Mozilla's ability to be embedded is not unique to Mozilla. I use Mozilla to view untrusted websites because it is not Internet Explorer but I do not think that is something exciting and unique about Mozilla. I think lizards are cool too. Maybe that is because of their cold blood.

I was hoping for something that would appeal to the senses. Internet Explorer's ability to place icons with bookmarks and its ability to change the colour of scrollbars are noticeable and pleasing to me. I suppose the webpage transitions are good too. I was wondering if Mozilla has any capability comparable to those. I suppose it does not since the W3C is against excitement and aesthetic appeal but if it does, those are the things that will cause people to like Mozilla.