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.

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

by stylo

Wednesday August 28th, 2002 10:47 PM

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

Really? Chinese emails, or English? Were they emailed xbrowser marquee code? Did someone Chinese call these 30 key people up seeing as how they are seemingly so important as to warrant a new tag the Moz user base generally hates? Cheaper and easier and better than coming up with a marquee implementation.

Or maybe they couldn't care less about Moz/Netscape because no one uses it in China, or is going to use it even if you add marquee. So there goes the case for adding it in.

I'm not going to evangelize them because I don't care if they support Moz. -Only Netscape cares, so let Netscape have marquee. Done. Seems a very clean, clear solution. Why Netscape forced it into Moz, and Moz allowed it, I don't understand. Pull marquee and blink out and let Netscape have them in their proprietary implementation.

If marquee were some wonderous tag the w3c simply hadn't got around to, I'd say great. But there is no case for adding marquee into Moz. If you want to test it, as some suggest as a last resort argument, test in Netscape.

> Why haven't we heard a cry to remove support for [blink] too? Not supporting it wouldn't even break page layout!

Take a vote. How many people want the blink tag supported??? Then rip it out.

Moz users want a cleaner browsing experience than most, I think, and that is why everyone hates marquee and blink, even those who would allow them in. And looping animations, and popups, etc. Why not dare to build a different - "better" - browser with Moz rather than appeal to the lowest common navigator?

(BTW, it's a bit embarrassing that this website uses font tags and tables for such a simple layout. A year ago I submitted an xhtml/css implementation and still haven't heard back... <>)