New Screenshots Posted...
Friday October 1st, 1999
So, I finally got off my duff, and went to work on the screenShots page. All the pictures are from TODAYS (!) build. So, if you are wary of running Mozilla (you shouldn't be, but who knows) check out the updated page. It has all sorts of new features, like pictures of the DOM Viewer, the Cookie Manager, and a shot of a view-source feature that people have wanted since the first version. Be sure to check it out!
#19 Middle ground
Thursday October 14th, 1999 11:24 AM
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Well I just lost my whole post so here goes again.
I think it would be silly to try to create a generic widget set that incorporated the behavoir of all native widgets. It would just be too bloated. As with the Java gui, there needs to be a set of generic, platform independent, widgets which CAN, but don't have to map directory to native widgets. Most of the generic widgets probably will map directly, but some won't or will not be able to provide some peculiar native function. For instance, it might not be feasible to provide the Mac user with the ability to rearrange their scroll buttons, or the windows user to use intelliscroll with the generic widgets. Actually an argument could probably be made that having a common interface to an /application/ accross OSs is just as important as having a common interface amongst applications on a given OS. A browser is pretty much ubiquitous, so there may be a benefit of standard generic widgets accross OSs, even if they can't provide every little peculiar feature that a native widget might.