eWeek Evaluates Mozilla 1.3

Friday March 21st, 2003

Marc Rust (amr) writes: "There is an article posted on about the Mozilla 1.3 release. Among the features mentioned are increased stability and the new junk mail fitering capabilities."

Other reports about Mozilla 1.3 can be found at Slashdot, OSNews, FootNotes and MacCentral.

#3 Midas--eWeek question

by PaulB <>

Friday March 21st, 2003 5:55 PM

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<b>Mozilla 1.3 also includes a demonstration of a capability, code-named Midas, that will be supported in future versions of the browser. Midas lets Web developers add rich-text editable controls to pages using standard script commands. We found this feature interesting but were not sure why it was included--there are already standards-based ways to do basically the same thing across all browsers.</b>

I do not know a lot about Midas and have limited Web development skills. Is eWeeks assessment of Midas correct in that it is not needed since other tools to do the same thing already exist? What are the strengths of Midas over other tools? Is Midas needed? Is it a better tool than others which perform similar tasks?