Mozilla Firefox 3.0 Alpha 3 Released

by Antony

Gran Paradiso AlphaSillyDog701 member Billy Miller (Beanboy89) told us the Mozilla Corporation has released the third alpha release of Mozilla Firefox 3.0 under the "Gran Paradiso" codename.

One interesting addition in this Alpha 3 release is the support of Animated PNG (APNG) images.

Firefox 3.0 Alpha 1 (Gran Paradiso) was released on 9th December last year. Firefox 3.0 Alpha 2 was released on 7th February 2007.

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Mozilla Gran Paradiso Alpha 3 Release Notes:

Changes in this Development Milestone

Gecko 1.9 Alpha 3 introduces several new features which can be tested by using Gran Paradiso Alpha 3:

  • Animated PNG (APNG) images are now supported.
  • The DOM clientLeft and clientTop attributes are now supported.
  • Introduced support for <link rel="offline-resource">, which puts resources into the browser's offline cache. This allows a web application to ensure that its resources are available in the cache when the browser goes into offline mode. See Marking Resources for Offline Use for further details on offline support.
  • Improved precision of layout and scaling across a wide range of screen and printer resolutions.
  • Implemented cycle collection in XPCOM, which detects cases where two released objects hold one another, but neither is held by anyone else. In this scenario, both objects can safely be purged. Previously, the holds each has on the other would have prevented them from being purged.
  • Added support for the HttpOnly cookie attribute, which marks a cookie as readable only by the server and not by client-side scripts.
  • Added a new preference, "Warn me when web sites try to redirect or reload the page", which notifies the user when the page specifies HTTP-EQUIV=refresh.

Users can download Mozilla Firefox 3.0 Alpha 3:
Mozilla Firefox 3.0 Alpha 3 (Windows)
Mozilla Firefox 3.0 Alpha 3 (Mac OS X)
Mozilla Firefox 3.0 Alpha 3 (Linux)

Mac OS X 10.2 and Windows 95, 98, and Me are not supported for Gecko 1.9. The non-standard JavaScript Script object is no longer supported.

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Posted by Antony Shen on March 25, 2007 1:02 AM

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