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.

#39 XHTML *is* HTML!

by mlippert <>

Friday February 21st, 2003 9:00 AM

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People have got to stop thinking that because HTML 4.1 was named XHTML 1.0 instead it isn't HTML. And HTML can now be considered to be a particular XML with a DTD and a default CSS style sheet, and the HTML DOM. This isn't to say that there aren't a few exceptions, and I agree that the supporting the current HTML recommendation (XHTML 1.1) is important.

Hmm I just read bug #69032 where you got that comment about XML+CSS+DOM, and I have to say that in response to that statement I 100% agree with you, Mozilla is an HTML user-agent. I'm not sure about 1st priority, but it shouldn't be ignored! My initial comment was due to your final statement which seemed to group XHTML with XML instead of as the current version of HTML.