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What do you think?

Wednesday October 10th, 2001

Many in the community have been discussing what components nightly builds should include by default. We wanted to find out what you think? Are you happy to see the new Javascript Debugger included in the build? Would you like to see other things shipped, like the DOM Inspector? Or would you rather only see the browser shipped, and make the rest, like Mail/News, Chatzilla, and other components, optional add ons?


#56 More, more, more!

by blockcipher

Wednesday October 10th, 2001 7:53 PM

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I fully agree with everyone who wants says that Mozilla is the developers browser. I was very excited with the inclusion of the JavaScript debugger, which I didn't even know existed! Shows you how much I cruise the mozilla web site :-)

Anyway, I like the inclusion of tools in the browser to assist in debugging a web page. This would help ensure that we are properly designing our web pages. Now, one could argue that an editor could perform the same function, but what if you're working with a language such as PHP or Cold Fusion? These are server side technologies, thus the actual page presented in the browser may not be what you think it should be. With the debugger, I can now better debug my applications because it will show me where the error occurs in the JavaScript instead of getting a line number and having to find it in a Cold Fusion page where the line numbers probably won't match.

Also, any functionality that directly relates to a standard, such as the links bar, should be included by default. This also includes MathML and SVG. I personally have been wanting to delve into using both technologies, however I currently have to ensure that user's have the appropriate plugins. Since these are web standards, I would like to see them as supported natively in browsers.

As a final note, I love the tabs!!!!