Netscape 6.2.3 Released

Wednesday May 15th, 2002

Netscape today released a new version of its Mozilla-based browser. Netscape 6.2.3 is a minor update that fixes the recently discovered XMLHttpRequest security vulnerability. Like the other Netscape 6.2 releases, this latest version is based on the Mozilla 0.9.4 branch. You can download the release from Netscape's web site or FTP server.

#4 A small Question

by AlexBishop <>

Wednesday May 15th, 2002 1:48 PM

You are replying to this message

"Since this was a big security fix, why didn't Netscape just update the branch to anywere between 0.9.5-0.9.9 and make it a 6.3?"

This was an unplanned release. Netscape's next planned release was (and still is) MachV. They only released 6.2.3 because of the security hole. Adding in additional features and enhancements would have required extra testing and would have delayed the release.