MozillaNews Interview with David Ascher of ActiveState
Monday August 19th, 2002
MozillaNews has an interview with David Ascher, the tech lead for ActiveState Komodo. Komodo is a Mozilla-based IDE for Linux and Windows that allows developers to work with Perl, PHP, Python, Tcl, XSLT and other programming technologies.
Monday August 19th, 2002 7:54 PM
feh, let's see if autofill is fixed.
what are you on about? autofill?
I've used the last couple of 1.1 builds and there are a couple of issues. I was wondering whether they bother anyone else.
1. Why is there a line between the frames on <http://www.vbrad.com.> It wasn't there in 1.0 and it is not there on IE.
2. 1.1 alpha had this cool behaviour whereby if you clicked on a bookmark group, it would wipe out other tabs with the ones defined in the bookmark group. I loved that. 1.1 beta has changed it so that the bookmark group tabs are added to the existing tabs. There should be an option that lets me change this behaviour.
I didn't look at the code for the line at <http://www.vbrad.com>, but I don't know if that's necessary a negative thing. I've found that 1.1 renders a lot of sites either better or more like the author would've ended depending on your view.
I was one of the first people to use Multizilla and I just assumed that the natural behavior would be to append the tabs at the end. I was shocked when I went there the first time and lost my place in all my web pages. And when I woke up in the morning and wanted to read my news tab and my baseball tab, I had to have to browser windows open. I could have combined them into one tab, but once football season starts I'd have to edit my news+baseball tab again. I don't mind starting my day clicking two or tab groups (hey I'd have to do that and open new windows in between anyway). All that said, I think it should be an option in the preferences, but I think it's current behavior should be the default.
#8 My preference
Thursday August 22nd, 2002 3:38 AM
Opening a normal bookmark replaces the current content, so when I open a tab group I expect to replace current tabs. I suggest opening a tab group while pressing the Ctrl key would open the group in newer tabs, while just opening them (without Ctrl) would replace existing set of tabs.
This would be analogous to the Ctrl+Click a link behavior.
I just took another look at the global stats from TheCounter.com, which covers thousands of small websites and personal homepages.
They list Netscape 6 seperatly from Netscape 5, so I'm assuming Netscape 5 is non-netscape gecko based browsers. Over the last 4 months, the ratio of Netscape 5:Netscape 6 has been increasing in favour of Netscape 5, which could indicate increased peneration of Mozilla, CompuServe, AOL on OSX or possibly Netscape 7 PR1.
Combined Netscape 5 and 6 percentage for the past few months are as follows: May: 1.12% June: 1.20% July: 1.28% August: 1.7%