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 document.all. This will help with sites that blindly use document.all in DHTML scripts. The support should also show up in the next Firefox release. More information is available in the bug."

An important thing to remember is that this will not break existing scripts that check for document.all, it will only work in cases where the script assumes it is running in IE, and does not first check to be sure that document.all works. If document.all is checked for, Mozilla will continue to block its use and act as it always has.

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 document.all is related to the Novell news.

#38 Yellow bar it!

by interra0

Saturday July 24th, 2004 4:53 PM

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I'm voting to include yellowbar on every issue of incorrect website behavior. I'd include these links on the yellowbar as well as explanation text:

* "Javascript Console". Link should bring up Javascript Console which should have all incidents logged in "Messages" or "Warnings" category. Or should have separate category "Standards Compliance".

* "report to webmaster" linked to e-mail "mailto:webmaster@<domain.ext>". The link should also fill in the "Standards Compliance" messages (mentioned above) related to the domain in question in the body of the message. Letter could be ready to press "Send".

These two items above together with 4% Mozilla browser market share can be best evangelization campaign ever. Hope Mozilla Lawers would check my suggestions for legitimacy as it is somewhat obtrusive suggestion.



P.S. If people like the idea I'll fill it in the bugzilla and let you know for bug# to vote for :)