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What's New in Mozilla 1.8 Alpha

This document outlines some of the new features implemented in Mozilla 1.8 Alpha5, important bugfixes and any new problems. See the "rough changelog" for a more comprehensive list of 1.8 Alpha5 fixes.

New Features and Fixes

Under the Hood
  • 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).

New Issues

These are items that have been added to the Known Issues page since the last milestone, although the bugs themselves may have existed previously.