Mozilla 1.2 Beta Released

Wednesday October 16th, 2002

Mozilla 1.2 Beta is here! With this latest release come new features like link prefetching, viewing toolbars as text/images/both, GTK theme for Linux Mozilla (when in the classic theme), filter after the fact and filter logging in Mozilla Mail, bookmark groups as start page, and much, much more. Along with the new features come many stability and performance improvements and new code for yet to be enabled features like XFT font support. Check out the Release Notes for more details and a list of known issues. As usual, builds are available from's web site or FTP server.

#2 Woot - that's some cool stuff.

by ChuckChunder <>

Wednesday October 16th, 2002 11:17 PM

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I haven't really been following mainline Mozilla development as closely since the release of 1.0 and it's nice to see that interesting additions are still being made.

In respect to link prefetching I think it should be possible to prefetch a page with a query string when rel=prefetch as the page designer would have to specifically cause that. (The reasons stated for not doing it when rel=next are sound though).

Also I like the idea of just having it on and not having a UI for it as it should just work, but I wonder if that is entirely fair to those who pay for their bandwidth. Does prefetching know to stop prefetching if the item being downloaded has a mimetype the user does not want to see (ie Java if they have java turned off, or images if images are turned off for example)?