Re: Mozilla Expires: 'correctness' checks?

From: Dancer <>
Date: Fri, 01 May 1998 16:35:12 +1000

Armistead, Jason wrote:
> From: Dancer[]
> Sent: Friday, 1 May 1998 16:00
> Subject: Re: Mozilla Expires: 'correctness' checks?
> Dancer wrote:
> >Bill Wichers wrote:
> >>
> >> On Fri, 1 May 1998, David J N Begley wrote:
> >>
> >> Actually, when used in conjunction with a good directory tree for the
> >> website, the image size tags can improve the apparent load speed of a
> >> page. Users like to be able to start reading the page immediatly, and
> >> image sized tags generally allow the textual information to be rendered
> by
> >> the browser before the pages images have been transferred.
> >>
> > I wasn't aware that the Netscape sources had become available yet. I
> > thought they were going to wait until they had Navigator 5.0 at some
> >> magic point in development. Does it look like any of the list's "dream
> >> features" will be able to be easily implemented or modified to work
> >> "correctly"? Netscape has all kinds of quirks in its handling of IMS
> stuff
> >> right now. Any user of MRTG will attest to this...
> >
> > ran across it quite by accident. I was under the same impression up
> >until then. It's certainly tempting me to do a slightly customised
> >version with the local ISP name in it, and some correctness fixes for
> >cache-friendliness.
> OK, it's fine to start modifying Mozilla. The question is more one of
> exactly what Netscape will allow you to do under the terms of their source
> code license agreement document.

I'm not sure. It'd be 'internal use for a non-profit organisation'.

> Remember, this version also doesn't have
> SSL in it because of US Export restrictions, so people like DSTC in
> Australia (think I got the letters in the right order) have had to re-do it
> with non-US sourced SSL encryption code. I would think SSL is a necessity
> if you want to offer it to serious ISP users (especially net-shopper types).

Almost none of our users use SSL for anything. We get about 2 SSL
connections per week from the users to places outside, and we don't use
SSL internally.

> It's also a question as to what other "bits" Netscape have left out, that
> might still be in the "regular" version of Navigator / Communicator.
> Just my $0.02 worth
> Cheers and avagoodweekend
> Jason
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