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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 internetnews.com delivers little more than a rehash of the Release Notes. Thanks to everyone who sent us links to news.

UPDATE! CNET News.com 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.


#42 Re: Re: Re: Heartily Agree

by asa <asa@mozilla.org>

Wednesday August 28th, 2002 9:10 PM

You are replying to this message

"It would be nice for at least one decent reference browser to exist in the world - w3c's Amaya is supposed to be that browser, but unfortunately it's just not that good. For now, Mozilla is the best hope we have."

Sounds like you've got a problem that should be taken up with Amaya developers. Why is Amaya "just not that good"? I claim it's just not that good because it's a standards browser and not a Web browser. It wasn't designed with the Web in mind, it was designed with the standards in mind and because of that it's got a user base of like 3 people. If Mozilla was a pure standards browser like you want and it only displayed half of the pages on the web as the author intended then no one would be using it and no one would be developing for it and no one, or very few, would be developing on it. If you took away all of the parser and layout non-standards behaviors that were implemented to handle broken or proprietary markup then Mozilla would be pretty useless as a Web browser. Given the choice between being a good HTLM validator and being a useful and widely used Web browser, I'll opt for the latter.

--Asa