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.

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by mlefevre

Wednesday February 19th, 2003 6:17 PM

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aside from the point Tekhir made, it's also worth pointing out that nearly all the work on this feature was done by a couple of people that don't do a lot of development on mozilla, and are purely volunteers. so it's not taking away significant developer time of someone that would, for example, have been working on bug 915.

another point about the kitchen sink is that the actual code for the page will be at the location that this article links to, so it won't "bloat" the browser by more than the space necessary to add an extra about: URL and redirect it to the web site.