Mozilla Firefox 10

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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.
  • Updates to Canvas, DOM3 Events, DOM4, JavaScript, Full Screen API, Page Visibility API, SVG, and WebGL.
  • You may now specify a fragment of “top” for the href attribute 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.
  • The console object has two new methods, console.time() and console.timeEnd(), which can be used to set timers on a page.
  • Handling of the position property 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*

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

One Comment

  1. Posted February 2, 2012 at 9:33 am | Permalink

    I can’t believe they’re calling this Firefox 10… I mean it’s a great browser but these are minor changes. Could have been more impaortant changes for version 10…