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New Chapter in 'The Book of Mozilla'

Sunday August 24th, 2003

It's one of the most well-known Easter eggs of all time. There can be few MozillaZine readers who are not aware that typing about:mozilla into the Location Bar of a Mozilla-based browser (or indeed, an earlier Netscape Navigator release) causes a verse from The Book of Mozilla to be displayed. In Netscape Navigator 1.1 to Netscape Communicator 4.8, the verse is from The Book of Mozilla, 12:10 (the numbers refer to December 10th 1994 and the release of Netscape Navigator 1.0), while in the later Mozilla builds, an extract from The Book of Mozilla, 3:31 (Red Letter Edition) is revealed (this time, the numbers refer to March 31st 1998, the date of the Netscape Communicator 5.0 source code release).

Soon, typing about:mozilla will show another installment of the Mozilla saga: The Book of Mozilla, 7:15 (Red Letter Edition), written by Neil Deakin. The date is of course July 15th 2003, the day that the Mozilla Foundation was formed and America Online closed the Netscape browser division. Look for the new about:mozilla page in a forthcoming build.


#11 about:kitchensink

by cochonou <cochonou@captured.com>

Monday August 25th, 2003 2:06 AM

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about: kitchensink was quite terrific.

However: "This is inappropriate to shove down the throats of other projects that will be forced (as the patch stands) to accept this "feature". Phoenix and Chimera and other Gecko projects don't want this, don't appreciate the humor (since they are explicitely not "kitchen-sink" applications) and shouldn't be forced to accept it no matter how small or cute some Mozilla developer thinks it is. Until this can be made to only affect the Mozilla suite and not other embedding apps the patch cannot be allowed to land. " See bug 122411 for more information.