Mozilla 1.1 News Reports

Tuesday August 27th, 2002

Though not as major as 1.0, a few tech sites noted the launch of Mozilla 1.1. A Mozilla release just wouldn't be the same without an article from Slashdot and the site offers up the usual collection of user comments. The more mainstream ZDNet News concentrates on the speed and stability improvements of the new version while delivers little more than a rehash of the Release Notes. Thanks to everyone who sent us links to news.

UPDATE! CNET has an article focussing on consumer reaction to the new release. The report sums up the feedback as "mixed", though this does seem to be largely based on a single Slashdot comment.

#36 Re: Re: Re: you want negative feedback?

by schapel

Wednesday August 28th, 2002 3:48 PM

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> Marquee annoys most everyone except 30 Chinese developers, who could be easily sent to > for a xbrowser marquee script and we'd all live in peace.

The evangelism approach was tried, and was unsuccessful. I hope you are volunteering for evangelism because you find it so easy!!!

> This tag also grossly violates the content/presentation distinction.

Correct. So does the blink tag, which Mozilla has supported for years. Why haven't we heard a cry to remove support for that tag too? Not supporting it wouldn't even break page layout!

> [It] should be easily turned off.

I agree. The effects of both the blink and marquee tags should be turned off easily.

> When is the new <slideshow> tag going to be added?

Apartently my comments were taken as in support of the marquee tag. I'm not in support of using that tag or any other nonstandard or deprecated HTML tag or attribute. I write in strict HTML and validate my HTML.

But that doesn't mean Mozilla should not recognize nonstandard tags or invalid HTML. If it did, it would be a far worse browser than it is.