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Mozilla 1.2 - Get It While It's Hot!

Tuesday November 26th, 2002

mozilla.org has just released Mozilla 1.2. New to this version (since 1.1) are Type Ahead Find, toolbars as text/icons/both, support for GTK themes on Linux and native style for HTML form controls on Windows XP, multiple tabs as startpage, Link Prefetching, filter after the fact and filter logging in Mail, the ability to sync your addressbook to a Palm device on MS Windows, and much, much more.

Builds are now starting to show up on the ftp servers, and the release notes have been posted. Be sure to check out the updating roadmap, as noted earlier this week.


#71 Link Prefetching Why?????

by PaulB <pbergsag@home.com>

Wednesday November 27th, 2002 5:41 PM

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I am on a fast internet connection and do not need link prefetching. as well I do not look at all links on a page and do not want them all prefetched for me. Link prefetching seems as if it would be a bandwidth hog. (I do not pay for bandwidth used but I believe there are users in parts of the world who still do.) As importand as these concerns are they are not my main concern.

My main concern with link prefetching is tha internet service providers may begin to ban the use of Mozilla/Netscape et. al. due to the wasted bandwidth of link prefetching. PLEASE if this feature is to continue to be included in Mozilla, I hope prefetching is OFF by default and turned on by a preference.

I believe this feature is wrong and will cause many internet service providers to hate Mozilla and possibly ban its use. Please, Please, Please rethink if it is a wise idea to include link prefetching.

Wider discussion is needed before link prefetching becomes a stamdard feature in Mozilla. Do we want Mozilla to become known by ISPs as a bandwidth hog. This can only lead to ISPs continuing to not support Mozilla/Netscape or worse yet prohibit its use.