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.

#5 Re:Mozilla Services Proposal

by Anon

Monday June 28th, 1999 1:12 AM

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A note on "broken code": there won't be any. All that the web author has to do to enable MZS is define some JS variables and create webpage(s) for MZS to call. The UI element will do all the rest. Therefore, other browsers will simply ignore it rather than breaking, and it doesn't threaten current standards.

This isn't really "new" technology. It's just a clever use for what's already here.