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Firefox 1.5 Beta 2 Released

Firefox LogoFor those of you beta testing Mozilla Firefox 1.5, you will be pleased to find out that Beta 2 has been released today, and is ready for download. According to the Mozilla site, features include:

  • Enhanced web page rendering
  • Major security fixes
  • Improved automated update system
  • A few bug fixes

Way to go on the security and bug fixes, however, if it isn't passing the Acid2 test, I am not too terribly excited about the web page rendering, at least when it concerns CSS. There is no reason why Firefox cannot fully support CSS Level 2 properly. However, with that said, Safari and Konqueror are the only browsers that passes the Acid2 test. I guess making rendering engines for browsers standards compliant is a low priority.

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  1. FP using Firefox 1.4.1 on Unknown O.S. | October 10, 2005 at 4:48 am | Permalink

    > There is no reason why Firefox cannot fully support CSS Level 2 properly

    You do realise CSS 2.1 is currently a moving target right? One reason no browser could have passed Acid2 straight off is that it relied on non-public CSS spec changes (those changes were published in June causing CSS 2.1 to go back to working draft status).

    > I guess making rendering engines for browsers standards compliant is a low priority.

    Huh? Just look how much stuff has been added in the Gecko1.8, the reason no Acid2 fixes have been made is that the testcase came out after Gecko1.8 had hit beta, Gecko1.9 has already had several fixes (e.g. the eyes now show up).

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