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Mozilla Firefox 2 Release Candidate 1 Available for Testing

Wednesday September 27th, 2006

Mozilla Firefox 2 Release Candidate 1 is now available for download. This preview of the next version of Firefox browser is aimed at Web Application Developers, testers and early adopters.

For more information, refer to the Release Notes.


#76 Re: Re: Re: window.open()

by markob <markob_mcs@hotmail.com>

Thursday October 12th, 2006 5:18 PM

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I would strongly urge keeping the dependent flag for similar reasons as stated above. It's very difficult to come close to the modal dialog functionality in IE and without the dependent flag, tougher still. We're testing on FireFox and Mozilla on the PC and the dependency functionality appears to still be there (by default). When we test on Linux FireFox, it's not. The user can display a pseudo-modal dialog box but if he closes the parent window, the modal dialog remains, sometime getting lost behind other windows. The next time the modal dialog is invoked, the "lost" copy of the dialog is invoked but focus does not return, which appears to the user as if the action is simply not happening. This is about as bad a user interface flaw as can be introduced to the normal user, who will quiclky decide the site is "flaky" or smi-funcional. I can't imagine a security justification that trumps this, but if there is it would be useful perhaps to share it here. In the mean time, we struggle to have good cross platform compatibility but have to reluctantly admit that the best experience, at least for application type websites, is with IE. Please let's work to level the playing field and avoid knocking out important develpopmet capabilities that are already there.