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Mozilla 0.9.7 Released

Dec 22, 2001, 06:39 (53 Talkback[s])

The Mozilla Release Page, with complete release notes and download links.

What's New:

  • The Labels feature in Mail&News is now fully implemented. Organize your mail messages with the following new features:
  • Add labels to messages via context menus or the Message menu.
  • Clear labels from messages.
  • Change description and color of the labels via preferences (Edit | Preferences | Mail & Newsgroups | Labels). Five different labels are supported.
  • Add filter rules to set labels to spec.
  • Mozilla Mail&News now supports basic S/MIME functionality although the UI is still incomplete.
  • The Document Inspector is now enabled in complete installations. The DOM Inspector is a tool that can be used to inspect and edit the live DOM of any web document or XUL application. The DOM hierarchy can be navigated using a two-paned window that allows for a variety of different views on the document and all nodes within. If you're using the Mozilla installer, be sure to switch from typical, to complete or custom install to install the DOM inspector and JS Debugger.
  • The Mac OSX toolbar collapse button is now implemented. Press this button in the title bar to toggle display of toolbars.
  • The latest and greatest ChatZilla 0.8.5 is now shipping in Mozilla. (Bug 103386)
  • Springloaded folders -- Dragging and hovering over a bookmark or message folder will expand the folder.
  • Mozilla works again on Mac OS 8.5.
  • Mozilla now supports shortcut icons (a.k.a favicons) and custom page icons in bookmarks and in the personal toolbar.
  • If you type into the URL bar while a page is loading, your text is no longer overwritten when the page load completes. (Bug 15050)
  • The sidebar now has a Close button.
  • Print preview is now available on Macintosh.
  • Mozilla now has support for digest access authentication. (RFC 2617)
  • The Save Page operation now also saves images, stylesheets, objects and applets included in the page.
  • Mozilla now supports the longdesc attribute of the img tag. The longdesc attribute contains a link to a file describing the image in detail, for those times where the image cannot be downloaded. To view the longdesc, right click on an image, click 'properties' in the context menu, then click on the description url in the properties dialog.
  • Mozilla has a new advanced preference panel for fine-grained JavaScript control. For instance, you can disallow pop up and pop-under windows without turning off JavaScript altogether. (Bug 75371)
  • When a page using a strict document type declaration (e.g. HTML 4.01 Strict) links to an external style sheet (using , @import, etc) Mozilla will only load the style sheet if it is served with a MIME type of "text/css". Style sheets served with other MIME types, like text/plain, application/x-pointplus, etc. will not be loaded. To add the proper css mime type to an Apache web servers, add "text/css css" to the system mime.types file. Or if you can't do that, add "AddType text/css .css" to your .htaccess file.