'Houston Chronicle' Raves About Easy, Fun, Fast, Safe, Free Mozilla Firefox

Saturday March 13th, 2004

The Houston Chronicle has an article about Mozilla Firefox, describing the browser as "easy, fun, fast, safe, free". The report highlights Firefox's popup blocking, tabbed browsing, integrated Google search, extensions, download manager, speed and privacy options. Thanks to tityre for telling us about this article.

#25 Re: Re: Re: Re: Firefox is the only alternative?

by nontroppo

Sunday March 14th, 2004 3:47 PM

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1) Fair enough - FOUC is a controversial way to get text content faster to the user - which is why it is configurable. The option is there because many Opera users specifically asked for it - it is NOT a 'display' bug because the page renders with CSS when the CSS has downloaded - Opera merely gives the option to view text unstyled if the user wants to READ THE CONTENT. Do you have a W3 recommendation in mind that is broken by this user choice?

2) Chris Hestor's summary, based on Eric Meyer's CSS2 tests are about as comprehensive as anything else out there? PPK's site is limited by his 'quirks' based tests, which he does acknowledge in the introduction - but many tests render as expected whether in quirks or strict mode. Your criticism is therefore very misleading as you complain about one link yet ignore the Eric Meyer reference completely.

3) The WhyOpera page links to that test suite as a DOM/DHTML test - you have simply misread the WhyOpera page. The footnote discusses that you should compare your different browsers on THE SAME MACHINE and ignore the 'grouped' results - your points are therefore totally irrelevant to the purpose of the footnote (and the users is not expected to move his popup windows around).

That page is an advocacy page for sure (it doesn't hide it), but your points of 'technical' criticism are largely invalid.