Mozilla 1.7 RC 1 Released

Wednesday April 21st, 2004

Asa wrote in to let us know that the first release candidate of Mozilla 1.7 has been released. Mozilla 1.7 reintroduces the Talkback crash reporting system, better GTK2 support, new popup blocking features, and a slew of other new features. A more complete list of changes in all components is available in the Mozilla 1.7 RC 1 Release Notes. Builds can be grabbed from the Releases page, or right from the FTP server.

Mozilla 1.7 is the next stable product branch for Mozilla clients, and it's expected that Firefox 1.0 and a new Thunderbird version will be released off it later this year. Along with that, MozillaZine also expects a summer release of a rebranded Mozilla 1.7 as a Netscape 7.2.

Update: Myk Melez wrote in to tell us that Mozilla 1.7 RC 1 can also be downloaded from the mozilla1.7rc1 directory on, the European Mozilla FTP server.

#44 Re: Re: Layout Regression

by SimonG

Thursday April 22nd, 2004 3:31 PM

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I see the bug as the *change* in behaviour. 1.7 behaves completely different to that of 1.6.

Specifically, the horizontal scrollbar appears, and the body border of the page in the iframe sits *infront* of the scrollbars. In 1.6, the horz scrollbar don't appear, and the border sits behind the scrollbars. The 1.6 behaviour is a result of a combination of

body{overflow:auto} html,body {-moz-box-sizing: border-box}

in the page in the iframe. If I comment out the body overflow:auto rule, then the behaviour in 1.6 and 1.7 is now identicle.

So what is the correct behaviour given these CSS attributes? I guess only a CSS expert can say. But what I can say from observation - is that what behaved one way in 1.6 and 1.4.1, has now changed. This will be a problem for all designers that have come to depend on this behaviour - including me!