Mozilla Dispenses with Old, Proprietary DOM

Monday June 14th, 1999

The Mozilla team has decided to forgo backwards compatibility with Netscape's proprietary DOM so they can throw their full efforts behind proper DOM Level 1 support for Mozilla's first release. Click here to read more at, or here to read the thread from the newsgroup.

Thanks to Kovu for the news.

#14 Re: Mozilla Dispenses with Old, Proprietary DOM

by Anon

Tuesday June 15th, 1999 8:47 AM

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This decision will only harm sites that do browser sniffing rather than object detection. I know this has been discussed here recently but sites should realy be using

if (document.layers) { ... }

to test if the browser supports the netscape layers tag. By removing this from Javascript, well written sites will just fall back to version 3.0 code.

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