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Mozilla 1.0 Definition

Tuesday October 16th, 2001

Brendan Eich, mozilla.org's Technical Bigshot, today posted what mozilla.org believes are the criteria to release a 1.0 milestone. The posting outlines exactly what Mozilla 1.0 is (and isn't), how mozilla.org plans to get there, and what the timeline to get to 1.0 is. Also, it explains why a 1.0 release is needed, and why it's not just another milestone.


#61 Re: about signature above quoted text

by gwalla <gwalla@despammed.com>

Sunday October 21st, 2001 3:28 PM

You are replying to this message

> I know many users wouldn't want it but I supect > they are not the majority.

Well, obviously I wouldn't want to use it, but that's not the issue. I wouldn't want to have to *read* any mail sent to me with the quote on the top. I hate having to read an email from the bottom to the top in order to establish context. It feels really unnatural to read in reverse.

In newsgroups, I consider anyone who top-posts to be ignorant, and I usually take the trouble of moving a top-posted quote to the bottom when replying so the quotes don't go in a zigzag from the middle to the ends*. But it definitely also applies to email (although I'm less likely to consider top-posters in email idiots, just inconsiderate).

*by zigzag, I mean like this: (an email sent by <baz@invalid.com>)

From <bar@invalid.com>: > > Are you sure about that? I thought it was 5. > > From <foo@invalid.org>: > > > From <sna@invalid.com>: > > > > > > What's 2 + 2? > > > > I think it's 4.

Nope, it's definitely 4.