MozillaZine

Progress and Future of Mozilla the Application Suite

Thursday February 6th, 2003

The latest mozilla.org Status Update is all about the progress and future of the Mozilla application suite. Featuring a summary of the improvements since Mozilla 1.0, the update also details the planned work that will be completed over the next few months and outlines some possibilities for the future.


#122 Most useful work 2 do

by kberk <kberk@bigfoot.com>

Tuesday February 11th, 2003 4:08 PM

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Well, since votes don't seem to be a great source for ideas from the general public, then here are some ideas of my own:

Focus on perfecting standards support in the following areas:

XHTML 1 XHTML 1.1 XHTML 2 (This is an early draft specification. I don't propose implementation, just make sure the existing code is modified to allow for an easy implementation so support does not take a year once the final Reccomended Spec is ready.) DOM Level 2 (complete specification) DOM LEvel 3 CSS 2.1 (Once it becomes a reccomendation.) CSS 3 (This is an early draft specification. I don't propose implementation, just make sure the existing code is modified to allow for an easy implementation so support does not take a year once the final Reccomended Spec is ready.) DOM 3 (This is an early draft specification and is being produced in modules. I don't propose implementation, just make sure the existing code is modified to allow for an easy implementation so support does not take a year once the final Reccomended Spec is ready.)

Just keeping up with the specs should suck up plenty of time.

Here are some personal items I'd like to see:

1. Editor that uses CSS only for formatting. No legacy formatting period. We need editors that can produce strict documents that are as rich in design as transitional documents that use tables for layout and all the other tricks.

2. Finding duplicate URL's in the bookmark listing. This will help users like me not accidentlally bookmark the same page more than once.

3. Capability to file a bookmark in more than one folder but have them linked so that if one is deleted, all bookmarks for the same URL are also deleted.

4. Ability to use Windows Update with Mozilla. (I had to put this in, but I know this will never happen:)

5. Some kind of way where bookmarks are automatically filed under the correct category. In other words, a catalog of the top 1000 web sites so when a user tried to bookmark one, that bookmark is automatically filed in the correct category. Kind of like when you put an audio CD in and the CD info is downloaded and and tracks copied from the CD are automatically put in the correct Genre.