BBC News Reports on Future Mozilla Firefox Plans

Thursday April 12th, 2007

BBC News has an article about the changes planned for future versions of Mozilla Firefox. Featuring quotations from Mike Schroepfer, the report is light on technical details but introduces a couple of features planned for Firefox 3, including technology for offline Web applications and "using structured data on the web so that applications can use data intelligently", which appears to be a reference to the possibility of support for microformats.

The article also includes comments from Brendan Eich, who discusses some of the more major changes planned for Firefox 4, the first Firefox release to be built upon the Mozilla 2 platform.

#2 Flash

by Haas_Tirye

Saturday April 21st, 2007 3:52 PM

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Nate, You're absolutely right. Flash is not an open format, but Adobe did show some support for open-source with releasing Tamarin. Maybe they just wanted the media buzz.

In any case, there is now an open-source player than works with Flash video: swfdec (only FLV.7). But Flash Video is based on patented codecs, so probably Mozilla doesn't want to take the legal risk of supporting it unfortunately.