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.

#51 Re: Re: Re: Re: Layout Regression

by SimonG

Thursday April 22nd, 2004 6:28 PM

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Thanks - I'll file a bug and cc you in.

One minor point

> Basically, in 1.6 overflow:auto on the body made the body scrollable. So the border of the body was never visible.

I've changed the test case at <> to make the borders on the iframe document clearer. I think this makes the problem much easier to spot (note these border are not iframe borders). I have two borders: yellow and red. The yellow is on the html element (which also has height set to 100%), the red is on the body element.

With the html and body CSS rules, when scrolled (in 1.4,1.6) the document content scrolled, but these borders remain visible and sit on the edge of the viewport. The change in behaviour with 1.7 looks like the borders are now scrolling with the document, and the html height is now the height of the document, rather than the height of the viewport.

So the behaviour has changed in 2 different areas, with the third effect of the horizontal scrollbar appearing ??

Ummm .. In any case, I'll put it in the bug report.