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Tree Branches for Mozilla 1.3

Saturday February 22nd, 2003

Yesterday, the tree was branched in preparation for the final release of Mozilla 1.3. Checkins to the 1.3 branch are being tightly controlled by drivers@mozilla.org. Meanwhile, the trunk has been reopened for 1.4 Alpha development. See the Roadmap for more details and tinderbox for the current status of the 1.3 branch and the trunk. A list of bugs blocking the 1.3 release is also available.


#21 Re: Re: Re: Re: A missing DHTML bug

by jvlb

Saturday February 22nd, 2003 10:26 PM

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I appreciate what you are saying. If the bug cannot be addressed in a reasonable timeframe, because of the complexity of the issue, there is certainly an argument in favor of releasing 1.3 without resolving it. In reality, though, little separates this implementation of a graphic rollover from a traditional JavaScript rollover. The event handlers are part of the link, as they would be in a trad JS implementation. In the trad approach, graphics are preloaded into JS arrays and images swapped by src attribute manipulation. In the demonstration markup the images are preloaded as CSS objects and swapped by JS manipulation of the visibility attribute. Granted, different parsing is involved, but the net effect should be equivalent. As you can see, the resulting markup and script is compact and executes quickly.