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Mozilla alpha

Mozilla 1.1 Alpha was released yesterday, and after reading Scott Andrew’s recommendation (especially with respect to the mail client) I decided to give it a go. I found the ability to turn off images in mail eventually—it’s hidden away in Edit->Preferences->Privacy & Security->Images as opposed to Mail & News preferences where I looked for it first.

The features that made it worthwhile for me was the welcome return of the site navigation bar. Mozilla can once again take advantage of <link> tags in HTML documents, adding an additional toolbar with previous/next buttons and other useful options. The feature was pulled from Mozilla 1.0 for performance reasons, but it’s back in 1.1 and useful as ever. I was pleased to see that it picks up on Mark Pilgrim’s RSS alternative version link, listing the RSS version under “Other Versions”. Useful information about getting your site to take advantage of this feature can be found here—looks like I’ve got some work to do...

The toolbar provides a set of navigation controls for moving through a site, plus additional buttons giving access to other related information

This is Mozilla alpha by Simon Willison, posted on 13th June 2002.

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