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Mozilla 1.5 Release Candidate 2 Out

Friday September 26th, 2003

The second release candidate of Mozilla 1.5 is now available for download. This new test build contains around twenty fixes that were not in Release Candidate 1, including a new preference for specifying whether opening a bookmark group should replace the existing tabs or append the new pages to the current set. As usual, builds can be downloaded from the mozilla.org Releases page or direct from ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla/releases/mozilla1.5rc2. Consult the Mozilla 1.5 Release Candidate 2 Release Notes for more information and look out for the final version of Mozilla 1.5 in the first week of October.


#8 Top-posting

by ehn <ehn@algonet.se>

Saturday September 27th, 2003 12:31 PM

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Top-posting is equally bad in email as in Usenet newsgroups. Usually people just paste the entire original message after their reply. To what end? A reply is much faster read if the author takes the time to only quote what is actually being replied to and write the answers below the correspending parts of the original message. The user interface of Outlook promotes top-posting to the extent that proper quoting is hardly known outside of the technical community nowadays. That's just sad, and Mozilla should not further such behaviour.

A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text. Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing? A: Top-posting. Q: What is the most annoying thing on usenet and in e-mail?