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, and many machine-generated manuals or documents, such as the GNU Make manual."

#118 Re: A Sane wish list for a corporate uptake

by choess <>

Saturday October 6th, 2001 1:30 PM

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I believe NS has some sort of "enterprise" team which helps identify bugs necessary for corporate adoption; Asa probably knows how to contact them, as I'm sure they're interested in this kind of input.

I know one of the problems with NTLM is that it's poorly documented, and Microsoft's own implementation does not always jibe with the documentation that does exist. If bug 23769 is the bug you're talking about, it's been marked enterprise- very recently; making some noise about that might get that reversed, though.

Using external email clients ultimately depends on getting IPC into Mozilla, bug 68702, which seems to have stalled recently from lack of testability on Mac OS X. [I'll spare you the obligatory "why would you guys want to use the virus-writers' mail client of choice spiel]

I don't know exactly what libraries get loaded in the mailnews disabled version, but there's been a lot of unnecessary dependency removal recently, so that situation should be in good shape.

I'm almost certainly alternative style choices can be persisted. This could be done via a cookie + dynamic construction of the <link> elements; read the cookie for the title of the preferred stylesheet, and set the link with that title to rel="stylesheet", setting all others to rel="alternate stylesheet". In fact, I'm pretty sure I've seen it implemented already, but I can't remember where.

Don't depend on the internal SVG support for extensive use of SVG right now; getting it to work properly will require some rearrangement of the architecture which I can't imagine happening pre-1.0, and it isn't compiled by default in the builds being distributed. I see an SVG plugin crash on Mac OS X in bug 98082, but nothing about it "not working"; if it isn't working, please file a bug on it, someone needs to know.

Again, I'd strongly suggest getting in touch with the team evaluating features for enterprise to discuss the importance of NTLM.