Mozilla 1.2 - Get It While It's Hot!

Tuesday November 26th, 2002 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.

#74 Nonsense.... you didn't think it through

by arnoudb <>

Wednesday November 27th, 2002 6:59 PM

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Page authors have to explicitly state *which* pages get prefetched. Currently the number of pages that actually use this feature will probably be somewhere around....0, because IE does not support link prefetching, so up until now, what was the point in doing this?.

Also, page authors surely will not tell their pages to prefix ALL or even a large number of links in their page. They will use this sparsely and wisely, because not doing so would hog their *own* servers, and they don't want that....

Which only leaves page authors with malicious intent, but in that case, the page author is much more likely to be banned from his ISP than the browser ;). Also it is unlikely such a malicious page would be visited by numbers large enough to bring down a server or cause any significant extra bandwidth.