Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 25th Aug 2010 19:21 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones Today, Mozilla released the fourth beta of Firefox 4.0. After a period of what I would call stagnation, the Mozilla team are back on track with delivering interesting UI concepts. They were sensible enough to copy Chrome's excellent tabs-on-top UI, but have now also added something called Panorama, a new and very interesting way of managing your open tabs.
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RE[2]: Comment by Kroc
by Kroc on Thu 26th Aug 2010 15:29 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Kroc"
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As DeathShadow said above, in open source nobody wants to do the grunt work. There’s a reason why IE has the only full implementation of CSS 2.1, they paid their developers to the do it. A broken implementation is worthless and negatively effects everybody—100% complete, or not at all. Microsoft saw the importance of getting CSS2.1 done-and-dusted before working on HTML5. How am I supposed to have faith in Mozilla to implement HTML5 when they can’t even finish a ten year old job?

I can’t count the number of websites where #915 would have made a *big* difference to me, but Mozilla call it irrelevant because it’s old and unused *BECAUSE THEY MADE IT RARE AND UNUSED BY NOT IMPLEMENTING IT*. A self-fulfilling arsehole weasel get out—don’t implement something so developers can’t demonstrate practical uses, and then claim the feature isn’t needed anyway anymore and nobody will miss it.

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RE[3]: Comment by Kroc
by daveak on Thu 26th Aug 2010 18:44 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Kroc"
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There was me thinking the only reason was that all the stuff that wasn't implemented from 2.0 or was implemented incorrectly was dropped or re-speced to do what browsers chose to do instead of following the spec. (This comment applies to all browsers, not just IE). How to gain compliance 101. Redefine the specifications.

I will also question, but I'm not sure, as to whether they have a full implementation, or if as with CSS 1.0 they claim to have a full implementation but only support mandated sections and not optional parts.

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