Mozilla Adds Undetectable document.all Support, Part of New Novell Linux Distribution?
Friday July 23rd, 2004
Jacob writes: "Mozilla builds starting tomorrow will now support an undetectable version of
An important thing to remember is that this will not break existing scripts that check for
Update: The Register is reporting that Novell will soon be coming out with a slimmed down version of SuSE Linux targeted at exterprise desktops. The interesting part of this story is that they will be shipping a browser that "supported IE6 extensions, making it possible to access IE-only websites." Time will tell if this new support for
#15 Yellow bar it?
Friday July 23rd, 2004 4:16 PM
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Wouldn't it had been smarter to just display a small yellow bar, like it does the pup-up blocking in Fx, to say that this site uses document.all which is not a DOM supported method and that some feature will not work until the website is correctly updated?
Or something of that nature.
I agree it's a bad idea to have this within the Mozilla builds. It seems to go the wrong direction in giving a user a faulse sense of compliance. No longer will they just run document.all and wonder why it's not working. Now they'll just use it w/out understanding that it's not correct syntax (there is no DOM/DOM2 validators unfortunately).