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Mozilla moved to version 4 from 3.6 almost a year ago on March 22, 2011. Not even a year has passed and just a few days ago, Mozilla has released its 2 digit browser version. This version is intended to make updates and extension management easier on the end-user. Version 3.6 will lose support in April leaving 10 as the only currently supported version. Some other major highlights in Firefox 10 include:
- CSS 3D Transforms are now supported.
- The new HTML5 <bdi> element, bi-directional isolation, allowing isolation of parts of text with a different directionality has been implemented.
- You may now specify a fragment of “top” for the
hrefattribute to create a link to the top of the page. This used to work, then went away for a while, and now it’s back, for compatibility with the HTML5 specification.
consoleobject has two new methods,
console.timeEnd(), which can be used to set timers on a page.
- Handling of the
positionproperty on elements inside positioned
<table>elements has been fixed.
- In the past, when
element.setAttribute()parsed integers, it would report an error if the integer included any non-numeric characters (for example “42foo”). Now it correctly truncates this as the number 42, in accordance with the specification.
- Minor interface changes.
*These snippets have been pulled from the Mozilla website*
- Firefox Releases on Wiki
- MDN Overview: Firefox 10
- MDN Overview: Firefox 9
- MDN Overview: Firefox 8
- MDN Overview: Firefox 7
- MDN Overview: Firefox 6
- MDN Overview: Firefox 5
- MDN Overview: Firefox 4
Here is a timeline of support status and release dates of Firefox in the past year. Firefox has had several releases as a result of adopting a rapid release development cycle
|Browser name||Gecko version||Version||Support status||Codename||Release date|
|Firefox 3.6||1.9.2||3.6||N||Namoroka||January 21, 2010|
|3.6.26||Y||January 31, 2012|
|Firefox 4||2.0||4.0||N||Tumucumaque||March 22, 2011|
|4.0.1||N||April 28, 2011|
|Firefox 5||5.0||5.0||June 21, 2011|
|5.0.1||N||July 11, 2011|
|Firefox 6||6.0||6.0||N||August 16, 2011|
|6.0.2||N||September 06, 2011|
|Firefox 7||7.0||7.0||N||September 27, 2011|
|7.0.1||N||September 29, 2011|
|Firefox 8||8.0||8.0||N||November 08, 2011|
|8.0.1||November 21, 2011|
|Firefox 9||9.0||9.0||N||December 20, 2011|
|9.0.1||N||December 21, 2011|
|Firefox 10||10.0||10.0||Y||January 31, 2012|