Mozilla 1.8 Alpha 5

Mozilla features fully compliant standards support including HTML 4.0, XML, CSS, and DOM, and is small, fast, and modular. Since its inception, Mozilla has been built using open source, meaning that the source code is publicly available. Mozilla's interface employs the standard browsing paradigm with back, forward, and refresh buttons. It is skinnable, meaning you can download new looks for it. It features the ability to disable unrequested pop-up windows on Web sites. Mozilla also lets you open multiple browser windows and display multiple Web pages in a single tabbed window at the same time. New features in version 1.7 include a new cross-platform NTLM authentication module, security improvements, and crash fixes.

What's New:

  • Experimental support for CSS3 columns enabled (see bug 251162).

  • Untrusted documents can no longer load images from the user's hard drive (bug 69070).

  • The "save as" code was changed to not use HEAD, fixing a whole slew of issues (bug 160454).

  • Resizing the window no longer lays out background tabs (bug 227361).

  • All known problems where view-source would not display some of the characters in the page (such as misplaced quotes) are now fixed. (ependencies of bug 57724).

  • The XTF framework was enabled (bug 269859).

  • Drop-caps rendering (with first-letter) is much better (bug 21616).

  • A lot of problems with content flashing in several locations during reflow were solved by bug 238493.

  • Persist printer settings when printing from web page using window.print() command (bug 156992).
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News source: mozilla.org

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