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.

#19 This is endemic...

by bcortez <>

Thursday February 20th, 2003 9:22 AM

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...of the lack of committment that is growing in this project. C'mon. The fact that they seriously took the time to VOTE this code in/out takes time away from REAL bugfixes. HTML4.01 standards compliant bugs that have lain dormant for years should be priority #1 in my opinion. How the heck does this effort expect to survive if these things are allowed to bubble up through the system? This is inexcusable in my opinion. I AM a software engineer, have been for years, and have been doing web development since mosaic 0.9! So don't tell me this is a responsible reaction when soooooo many other things are more important.