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maintained by Tim Rowley <>

Last Updated Wednesday April 10, 2002

This status update page is updated every week. To get updates and news throughout the week you are invited to check out mozillaZine, a site devoted to Mozilla advocacy.

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April 9
Submitted by Heikki Toivonen <>

Heads up on priority items

  • none

Status updates

  • P3P progress
    • Checked in to the Netscape tree. Hopefully will reconsider their position regarding P3P in the future so that we could get this back into the Mozilla tree.



  • harishd
    • Spent most of the week wrapping up P3P policy viewer (bug 124503). Code checked into ns tree. Thanks to Heikki Toivonen ( who organized p3p landing ), Axel Hecht, Jonas Sicking, and Johnny Stenback for their r/sr.
    • Fixed a hang ( trivial fix ), reported by rginda, caused by the patch in bug 111576 (js line number problem).
    • Landed fix for bug 124904 (Ignore meta tags enclosed in comments) into 0.9.9 brach.
    • Triaged my untargeted / m1.0.1 bugs.
    • Did code reviews.
  • jst
    • Landed my iframe loading changes twice and had to back them out twice due to problems in the code. This bug just doesn't want to get fixed!
    • W3C DOM work.
    • Worked on fixes for some of my mozilla1.0 bugs, have partial fixes for a few but need to spend more time testing and verifying them.
    • Did a bunch of random sr's.
  • peterv
    • Checked in a fix for bug 34849 ( dynamically added STYLE element doesn't alter style)
    • Made a patch for the regression bug 135895 (Style ignored in this page)
    • Tried to figure out some problems Harish is having with XSLT transforms for P3P policy viewer
    • Started working on bug 129006 (Invalidate xml crashes mozilla after reload)
  • mstoltz
    • Worked on security review guide
    • Studying network security
  • heikki
    • Checked in fix for bug 126669, saving XHTML makes it non-wellformed.
    • Made fix to bug 134298, saving MathML produced invalid XML.
    • Made P3P XSLT stylesheet localizable, part of bug 124503.
    • Checked in P3P into the Nestcape tree.
    • Lots of P3P testing, bugfixing, reviewing, etc.

Plans for next week

  • harishd
    • Work on P3P related bugs.
    • Work on bug 133410 [topcrash].
    • Triage bugs if possible.
  • jst
    • Try once more to land my iframe loading changes, if they don't stick to the tree this time I'll have to postpone the changes until post mozilla1.0 :-(
    • Continue working on fixes for my mozilla1.0 bugs.
    • More W3C DOM work.
  • peterv
    • Work on bug 129006 (Invalidate xml crashes mozilla after reload) and bug 109685 (loading non-xml mimetype hangs synchloader)
    • Fix the problems with the XSLT transform for the P3P policy viewer. Bug 135814 (Crash on viewing p3p policy summary) and bug 135825 (No scrollbars in P3P summary window)
    • Review patch for bug 113611 (branch for xpath context, node tests and namespace handling)
  • mstoltz
    • Publish the review guide for comments
    • Continue with security test/response plan work
    • Begin filing Mozilla 1.0 security review bugs
  • heikki
    • P3P work.
    • Work on remaining XML regressions.
April 9
Submitted by Gagan Saksena <>


  • Bug fixing continues.
  • Triaging continues.


  • darin
    • fixed bug 135217 "can no longer build mach-o using an objdir"
    • continued development on patch for bug 129279 "nsIFile unicode/utf8/ascii task"
    • nsIFile/nsILocalFile API review meeting
    • developed initial patch for bug 93054 "implement HTTP/1.1 pipelining"
    • investigated some nasty new bugs
    • reviewed patches
    • triaged bugs
  • dougt
    • Back from vacation. Reading email. If you have sent me email, I will try to get to it shortly.
    • Bug triaging.
    • Help Charles a bit with FTP Publishing.
    • Held meeting for proposed nsIFile - String changes with Alec, Conrad, and Darin.
    • Reviews Alec's libjar xpcom dependency removal bug.
    • Review of nsIFile symlink handling with Conrad.
  • neeti
    • Have a patch to cache plugin info in a flatfile, instead of using libreg, bug 109939.
    • Working on using a flatfile implementation for xpcom plugins.
    • Traged bugs.
  • pavlov
    • More bug fixing.
    • re-triage bugs
  • gagan
    • MozPoint's first public appearance went successful!
    • Two very good presentations were made at Dulles campus as part of the Netscape Technology Series.


  • darin
    • new regressions to investigate :-(
  • gagan
    • Losing India team means more work back on our plate. Team is desperately trying to make it all work in time for the milestones.
    • No report from Gordon this week.

Plans for next week

  • darin
    • beat down regressions
    • review patches
    • triage bugs
  • pavlov
    • check bug fixes in.


  • pavlov
    • With the loss of the Netscape India team, I am having to re-triage my bug list again to better meet reality.
April 10
Submitted by Mike Potter <>

Since the last update for the calendar, there have been a ton of bug fixes.

A lot of front end work was done, which cleans things up, and gives us some new features, like resizing month view.

Work has started on a classic skin for calendar, which was only available in the modern skin.

There's work starting on the ability to integrate calendar into the Mozilla email program, so you can email events from one person to another. This is just starting up.

Work has also started on the ability to import and export a set of events. The backend hasn't been hooked up yet, so this is ongoing. We still need someone to help port libical to the Mac. When we get this, our calendar will be working on it. Email if you can help.

A preferences page was added for calendar under Advanced. This holds a few things now, like sounds for alarms and the starting day of the week. There's been more standardization of the ical data source, to get it up to speed with the IETF standard.

Work has also started on the ability to set exceptions to repeating events. As usual, we're in need of XUL / JS developers to help us with the front end code. There's a whole whack of bugs, just search for open bugs in the calendar component.

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