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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."


#199 Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Cool, but ...

by Fastolfe

Thursday October 11th, 2001 5:25 PM

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I agree with what you're saying here. It is the style, but I don't think that OpenSource projects *can't* stabilize. You have to have *some* sort of steering in a large project, or you're right, they won't. How much steering and the strictness of that steering determines how a project will develop, and the Linux kernel has some excellent steering, if you ask me. I completely agree.

Mozilla is less-strict about their steering, but that doesn't mean it's absent altogether. Somebody decided this was worthy of being integrated in the main Mozilla source tree. This is a policy decision that really shouldn't be debated here.

Personally, this is a relatively small but significant feature that further distinguishes Mozilla as a platform that not only sticks to standards, but embraces the spirit of those standards. I think an occasional addition like this is worth it.

But that's just my opinion...