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.

#46 Re: Re: Re: Re: Heartily Agree

by ldpercy

Thursday August 29th, 2002 2:17 AM

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> 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.

Amaya is fine for what it is, but it's not really up to speed with support for some things, especially CSS - For example check out Eric Meyer's ComplexSpiral demo, or even W3C's own CSS page in Amaya. Both of these pages use vaild HTML + CSS, but still don't present the way the spec says they should. It's not Amaya's dedication to standards that lets it down, its just that there's only a few people working on it and not everything is implemented yet.

I agree Moz is not (and should be) a validator, but it's the excellent standards support that really sets Moz apart.

As it says on the ' At A Glance' page: "Mozilla is an open-source web browser, designed for standards-compliance, performance and portability".