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.

#54 OK.... It is good

by jongampark

Wednesday July 28th, 2004 6:14 PM

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A few years ago, I suggested IE JScript compatibility for the mozilla browsers. At that time, folks at the Mozilla responded like this. "Why should we support non-standard browser technology?" It was so aggressive.

I didn't like the IE, but why people keep using the IE was that many popular sites were written in IE JScript only. You should understand the importance of Korea market in IT world. We call Korea "MS nation". However although MS depencency is comparably lower than Korea, many sites in the US also depend on IE only JScript. So, for marketting-oriented strategy, it is neccessary to make the Mozilla work with that kinds of script also.

Think of the MS strategy. They first step into standard technology or popular technology, for example Javascript. They increase their power in that field, and slowly change and add some modifications that other browsers can't use. Then.. suddenly.... many sites depend on their technology. So, other browsers can't be used for browsing such sites.

I'm glad to hear that now the mozilla can support document.all.

If you want to go further, why don't you visit sites like <>, <>, <>, <>, etc?