Links Toolbar Landed
Wednesday October 3rd, 2001
Gervase Markham writes: "The Links Toolbar from bug 87428 has finally landed, bringing us ever-closer to full support for HTML 2.0. You'll see it in this morning's builds. The auto-show is still in development over in bug 102832. Good places to try it out are Bugzilla buglists, the W3C, htmlhelp.com and many machine-generated manuals or documents, such as the GNU Make manual."
#116 A Sane wish list for a corporate uptake
by TonyG <email@example.com.Yuk>
Saturday October 6th, 2001 12:58 PM
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I work for a big US multi-national(which I can't name) that has been seriously considering deploying Mozilla or eMojo for a while now.
The situation at present is that we cannot deploy either products because of several issues, including the following:
* RAM usage The magic number is < 20-25 meg at any time, regardless of how many/what type of windows are open. Forget price of RAM etc. Corporate deployment is like a glacier and noone will sanction a RAM upgrade deployment just to use another browser.
* NTLM Challenge/Response support There is an open bug for this that suggests a solution is practically ready but seems to have stalled at the final fence.
* Browser only package Outlook is used and is popular, so the browser should not load unnecessary libraries relating to mail client. I know theres a browser only install, but I'm not clear if it has all the non-navigator code stripped out.
* Integration with Outlook as the mail client Not sure if this is already there. Need mailto: links to fire up Outlook only.
* ActiveX control support Not sure if Adam Locke's control/plugin allows this. It does in NS4.
* Ability to persist alternative link style choices minor issue as it could be done with a cookie probably. The fact that Mozilla can do it in the first place is a selling point.
* SVG support -(wish list) Again, not sure if this is imminent. It used to work with Adobe's plugin but nowe it doesn't. I know there is a project close to landing a solution.
On the plus side, the new MDI tab bar is generating the WOW factor. if it was possible to remember the tabs you had open between browser sessions, or to open browser with preset default tabs, then this would be a MAJOR selling point. We actually have a project designing a bolt on control to allow IE to do this.
But I tell you something now. If you wanna make corporates take note - get NTLM authentication working. It is a major factor in IE's success on the corporate desktop.
We have advocates of a deployment, but practicality dictates and the above points are seen as crucial.