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Firefox 16 Released: More HTML5 Support 133

Today Mozilla released the final version of Firefox 16, which includes a number of new tools for developers. "A number of HTML5 code has been 'unprefixed,' which means that Mozilla has decided it has matured enough to run in the browser without causing instability. The newly unshackled HTML5 includes CSS3 Animations, Transforms, Transitions, Image Values, Values and Units, and IndexedDB. Two Web APIs that Mozilla helped to create, Battery API and Vibration API, are also now unprefixed. These changes help keep Firefox competitive, but it also sends a signal to developers that Mozilla thinks these are good enough to begin baking into their sites. It's a strong endorsement of the 'future-Web' tech." Here's the complete change list and the download page.
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Firefox 16 Released: More HTML5 Support

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  • Re:Final Version? (Score:5, Informative)

    by American AC in Paris ( 230456 ) on Tuesday October 09, 2012 @02:07PM (#41598771) Homepage

    "Today Mozilla released the final version of Firefox 16"

    They're calling it quits? Or did you mean the "latest" version of Firefox?

    "Final" and "Latest" both have specific, though different, meanings. "Final" indicates that a particular build is considered the official release for a specific version of a piece of software; contrast "final" with "alpha", "beta", and "release candidate". "Latest" indicates that there is no more recent version of the software available.

    Thus, while a mature software package can have many "final" versions, there is only ever one "latest" version of that piece of software (discounting programs with multiple release vectors and channels, where each release vector will typically have its own "latest" version--i.e., you can have a "latest" nightly build and a "latest" official release for the same project.)

  • by Randle_Revar ( 229304 ) <kelly.clowers@gmail.com> on Tuesday October 09, 2012 @03:41PM (#41599901) Homepage Journal

    NoScript (which is better than FlashBlock anyway) can block not only Flash and Silverlight, but also other plugins, web fonts, video and audio tags, WebGL, and frames and iframes. It does not block svg or canvas, but those will not be doing too much without JS.

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