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.

#55 Well don't put <title> in <body> then

by leafdigital

Thursday August 19th, 2004 8:33 AM

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I mean why would you do that? Are you completely incompetent? No, you just made a mistake, right? So isn't it nice that validating is pointing it out for you?

(As for HTML strict not supporting target=; that's what HTML transitional is for.)

Not that I validate all my pages or anything, but putting <title> inside <body>? For f's sake.

By the way I think all the clamour about this being a disaster that Mozilla will actually show like 4 more IE-only pages without complaint... get real. This does no harm at all to Web standards. Everyone who knows anything about Javascript already knows about getElementById. Those Web developers who don't know anything about Javascript aren't going to learn because one browser they probably don't use either a) displays a nasty icon in the statusbar, b) displays a weird blue box thing off the top of the page, c) displays an irritating popup, or d) momentarily electrifies their mouse.