Mozilla: The Browser with Everything and the Kitchen Sink

Wednesday February 19th, 2003

For years, many of Mozilla's detractors have complained that Mozilla is too bloated with useless features. "Mozilla has everything but the kitchen sink," they retort. Well they're wrong because the kitchen sink will soon be coming to a Mozilla browser near you!

Makali writes: "A patch for Bug 122411 got a super-review today meaning that Mozilla (and presumably the next release of Netscape) will now have a kitchen sink. While in good humour and a rather cute touch, this does make me wonder how much time developers spend adding features of dubious value to our favourite browser when it still doesn't correctly support HTML 4.01." Makali offers up bug 915 as an example of a long-standing standards-compliance bug. Please remember that this bug, like all bugs, doesn't need to be spammed with useless comments.

#15 Re: Silly

by leafdigital

Thursday February 20th, 2003 4:51 AM

You are replying to this message

'It maybe fun for developers to play but it does not add to good code.'

So you're a developer then?

I am. And I'll tell you yes it does. Happy developers are better developers - this is a principle that's been true throughout all forms of industry since the Industrial Revolution.

As for Microsoft software, if you think Office was 'only designed to be used in a non-corporate environment', you're on crack. Office is probably used in more corporate environments than any other application suite. This probably makes it the most successful piece of corporate software ever written. And oh look - it achieved this result despite including a (crappy but mildly amusing) 'flight simulator'.

Get a grip.