Mozilla Services Proposal
Thursday June 24th, 1999
Xplo Eristotle writes in with his proposal for new functionality for Mozilla.
Xplo writes, "I've had an idea for an addition to the Mozilla UI which I call 'Mozilla Services' (or MZS for short). It doesn't really affect Mozilla itself, but it could potentially mean a lot for Mozilla users. I've put up a web page describing it."
It's an interesting proposal, even though it would be "Mozilla only" functionality. My opinion? Well, since you asked! I think that any "proprietary" functionality that is extraneous to the HTML of the page is fine. It's when the functionality starts showing up in HTML and breaking pages on other platforms and browsers that the browser-specific stuff becomes a problem. This seems to be a case of the "extraneous" functionality - similar to Flash panels and plaintext content parsed by other webpages.
#3 Re: Mozilla Services Proposal
Sunday June 27th, 1999 6:08 PM
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> just as long as it doesn't screw up the standards Probably exactly what Netscape said when they introduced BLINK, FONT, frames, ... 1) BLINK: "non-netscape browsers will ignore it, right?" 2) FONT: on COLOR attr. "only color-blind users don't use netscape" on FACE attr. "everybody uses windows" 3) frames: A NOFRAMES tag will take care of interoperability. Just because a feature doesn't blatantly violate existing standards doesn't make it necessarily good.