Daniel Glazman Outlines Future of Mozilla Composer
Wednesday May 7th, 2003
The new Mozilla Roadmap set out clear paths for Mozilla's Web browsing and mail/news applications with the continuation of the Mozilla Firebird and Mozilla Thunderbird projects. However, the future of the other Mozilla Application Suite components, such as Composer (Mozilla's Web page editor), was left less certain. Last month, Daniel Glazman, a member of the Mozilla Editor team and author of the popular CaScadeS stylesheet editor (now landed on the Mozilla trunk but not built by default), volunteered to continue maintaining Composer. Daniel has published a weblog posting outlining his plans for the future of Composer, which will live on as a standalone application rather than as a Firebird extension. The laundry list of planned improvements includes better CSS editing abilities, XHTML 1.0 support, an extension to allow MathML to be used and support for HTML forms. Improvements will also be made to make it easier for authors to create new extensions, opening up even more possibilities for Composer's future.
#44 Re: Frameset
by michaelg <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Wednesday May 7th, 2003 8:04 PM
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"it can be expensive to continually requery to load the menu frame, and caching the data on the server can be a messy hassle."
If your navigation is significantly more expensive than your content, they you're in trouble anyway. If not, what's the problem?
Navigation done properly (good markup, external CSS for style, good user interface) will necessarily be lightweight.
There is no excuse for using frames.