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Thursday, December 01, 2005

Firefox 1.5

The wait is over for the Firefox faithful, as the Mozilla Foundation released the new version of the browser.ther new features in the updated browser include an automatic software update mechanism, faster navigation using the "Back" and "Forward" tabs, and the capability for users to drag and drop browser tabs for reordering.
Developers also have fortified Firefox 1.5 with new support for Web standards, adding support for Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG), JavaScript 1.6, and new versions of Cascading Style Sheets. SVG is a language based on Extensible Markup Language (XML) for writing sophisticated two-dimensional graphics, and JavaScript 1.6 is the latest version of the scripting language. Cascading style sheets are a World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standard for adding style elements, such as fonts, colors, and spacing, to Web documents.
In addition, the Firefox update adds better pop-up blocking and a host of security enhancements, according to Mozilla. Other new features include the addition of to Firefox's list of search engines and a Clear Private Data function that allows users to quickly remove personal data through a menu item or keyboard shortcut.


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