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.

#45 Re: Re: Frameset

by vcs2600 <>

Wednesday May 7th, 2003 9:56 PM

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I hate frames, but am completing a project that uses them for good reason.

Our problem is that the "navigation" is a large amount of data that comes from a relatively slow queries (between 10-30 seconds usually, and not very cachable). The query time is acceptable, but it would not be acceptable to reload this data on every click. Therefore, we 'cache' the data by leaving it a frameset. Although we are using good markup, any overhead from the HTML itself is trivial in most applications.