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.

#42 Re: XHTML *is* HTML!

by bzbarsky

Friday February 21st, 2003 12:04 PM

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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

Lesee.... it has different parsing rules than HTML. It has different error-handling rules than HTML. It has different case-sensitivity conventions than HTML. They respond differently to the same DOM calls. It's nearly impossible to produce an XHTML document and an HTML document that have the same source and lead to the same rendering.

Sounds to me like they're not the same thing at all. The only thing in common is some tag names; everything else is different.