'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.

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by nontroppo

Monday March 15th, 2004 10:47 AM

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RE FOUC rendering bug: do you have a specific test case link, I don't doubt your concerns, but what Hyatt describes as a problem with Safari's incremental page building may not apply to Opera - maybe I missed the right post on his blog...

RE CSS test cases: I am well aware that comprehensive test cases are few and far between, but I at least tried to link to what is available in the public domain rather than make a baseless assumption (like on the Why FireFox page). This is again somewhat irrelevant, because the relative poorness of available third-party CSS test cases says little about the quality of Opera's CSS support - which is excellent. We can argue about the minatuae of specific implementation details (of which each browser has strengths and weaknesses, e.g. NGLayout's weak generated content support) - but your implicit inference of Opera's inferior support for CSS2 does not hold water (the WhyOpera page does not claim a superiority either).

RE DHTML test: Opera does has a status bar (and also a status field to place in other bars) thus does update it for this test on my machine. Thus your analysis here is incorrect.

(note: the devs of the Mozilla project have/are doing an excellent job - and as a writer of web pages, I am very happy to have it about. Most of my reasons for prefering Opera are to do with a design choice of the two projects - I simply find the UI becomes increasingly incoherent as different developers extensions are added into the core, and find myself regularly reinstalling extensions - a situation which I am sure will improve in the future).