'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 bzbarsky

Monday March 15th, 2004 10:56 AM

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> do you have a specific test case link

Unfortunately, no. See <http://bugzilla.mozilla.o…show_bug.cgi?id=84582#c19>. Perhaps if you're a citibank customer you can figure out what page it is?

> but your implicit inference of Opera's inferior support for CSS2

Where do you see this? I can't judge which of the two layout engines has "better" support for CSS2, because there is no way currently in existence to test it. All I was pointing out is that anyone claiming to have such a way is perpetrating a fraud. It really doesn't even matter whether you claim superiority. Even claiming "good" CSS support based on existing test suites is a lie. The "Why Firefox" page is as guilty of this as anyone (and of much else I dislike besides).

Now I don't dispute that Opera has excellent CSS support. It does. As you pointed out, it's quite a bit better than Gecko in some areas. But citing those test suites in support of that is highly misleading, since it would be rather easy to do just as well on the test suites while having much worse CSS support than Opera does.

For the status bar, I am still having no luck finding it. Using Opera 7.23 on Linux here. Where should I be looking?