Full Article Attached Mail/News Performance Effort Underway

Friday November 2nd, 2001

Seth Spitzer today sent an update out about what the Mail/News team is doing to meet their goals for Mozilla 1.0. They'll be focusing almost 100% of their effort for at least the next two milestones (0.9.7, 0.9.8) on Footprint and Performance of the various parts of Mail, News, and Addressbook. Not only will they be focusing on it, they'll also be locking down their part of the tree and only accepting performance or footprint fixes. Very few exceptions will be made. Click the Full Article link to see Seth's full post.

#239 Re: Some FAQs for you to read

by ed_welch

Wednesday November 14th, 2001 1:41 AM

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I'd like to correct point 2: "2) IE renders pages better than Mozilla - depends on where you're coming from. From the users perspective, more pages work in IE than Mozilla for 2 reasons - web page designers write code that only works in IE" IE decided to be 100% backwardly complient, which means they implemented the old IE specific DOM methods (i.e. document.all), while Mozilla took the more puratin approach and only implemented the w3 DOM standard, refusing to support layers. The result? Some web sites, particularly Banks use javascript navigation (not a good idea you may say, but there you go). And they have spent a lot of time and effort developing their system to be accessed by both Netscape 4.x and IE, by severing out different javascript code depending on the browser type. Now effectively there is a new DOM standard, naturally they are not too enthusastic about re-writing the whole system again so it can be accessed by Mozilla. So the truth is that a lot of web sites can only be accessed by IE OR Netscape 4.7 and that's one of the reasons I am still using IE, because accessing my Bank is, like, sort of important.