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.

#50 Re: Re: Re: Layout Regression

by bzbarsky

Thursday April 22nd, 2004 5:57 PM

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

For overflow on root elements or bodies in HTML, yes. See bug 234851 and the discussion there.

Basically, in 1.6 overflow:auto on the body made the body scrollable. So the border of the body was never visible. In 1.7, overflow:auto on the body affects the scrollbars of the associated "viewport" (frame or actual browser viewport). So the body is in fact scrolled, and you see the bottom border. This part of the changes is correct and likely to stay that way, I think.

The new behavior is more like what CSS specifies (see <…ufx.html#propdef-overflow> and search for the "html UAs" line) and more like what IE does.

The horizontal scrollbar is there because the <html> node overflows (due to its side borders). This is probably a bug under the circumstances; please file it, cc me and <>, ok?