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Mozilla 0.9.6 Released

Tuesday November 20th, 2001

mozilla.org today made available for download binaries of the Mozilla 0.9.6 Milestone. The builds are available on the releases page, or you can get them directly from the ftp site.

New to this milestone are fixes for about 1,600 bugs including support for site icons in both the url bar and tabs (expect IE's favicons to show up in 0.9.7), displaying both Windows Bitmap (.bmp) and Windows Icon (.ico) files inline on all platforms, a new print preview implementation, Page Setup improvements on the Macintosh, Mail message 'labels' (Correction: This feature is not fully complete, only parts of the backed have landed.), and a new select and search context menu item, among others. If you are interested in more information on any of these new features, be sure to check out the release notes.

Also, mozilla.org last week released the source code on which Netscape 6.2 was based.


#45 Re: Re: Icons (read the relnotes!)

by tny

Wednesday November 21st, 2001 10:07 AM

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Not so clearly, I would say.

<LINK REL="icon" HREF="images/mozilla-16.png" TYPE="image/png">

<LINK REL="SHORTCUT ICON" HREF="/images/global/branding/dellecomicon.ico">

Implies that BOTH link elements must be supplied, when they do not. Also, the form is HTML, not XHTML. It should read:

"<link rel="icon" href="images/mozilla-16.png" type="image/png" />

or

<link rel="icon" href="images/mozilla-16.ico" />"

Also, mentioning the fact that "shortcut icon" and "icon" and several other possible values for the relation element will all work is a mistake; better to come up with a standard and keep the support for non-standard formulations out of the documentation as a kind of quirk (not quirks mode, but you get the idea). Also, I'd say that the phrase "shortcut icon" is redundant: an icon is a visual representation of a file or symbolic link or feature, and a shortcut is a visual representation of a symbolic link - "shortcut" is a subset of "icon"; so I'd stick with "icon." Yeah, I know there's a bug with this whole discussion on it.

Sorry to be a pain in the ass with these comments, which are merely intended to be constructive; I'm very happy with the support that's been provided (in the recent nightlies; I've stopped downloading the milestones): finally I can tell which tab is which without using my brain!