Re: Browser preferences/options (was Re: Strong encryption for mozilla (woody))
"Karsten M. Self" wrote:
> Biggest browser beefs:
> - Stability. Quit with the fucking crashing already. Don't lose my
> stuff (this includes state). ***STABILITY IS NOT OPTIONAL***
> - Speed. Render. Quickly. Load. Quickly. Stop. Quickly. Ties
> strongly to lightweight code as well.
> - Standards compliant. Support standards. Don't promote
> - Dependencies. Codependency sucks.
> - Bloat. A browser. Not a fucking kitchen sink, thank you very
> SSL. Default mode should maximise privacy. Don't do shit behind
> my back.
> - Security. Strong overlap with above.
> - Plugins. Suck. Third party apps should launch as same. They
> should *NOT* launch within my browser. Flash sucks. Period.
> - Unobtrusive. Stay out of my face. Do what I say.
> - Configurability. Allow my to configure: fonts, scaling steps,
> handling (none, by default), preferred mail/news/telnet/ftp apps.
> Karsten M. Self <email@example.com> http://kmself.home.netcom.com/
> What part of "Gestalt" don't you understand? There is no K5 cabal
> http://gestalt-system.sourceforge.net/ http://www.kuro5hin.org
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Whew! I thought I was the only one who had a hard time understanding why
a web browser, really a HTML --that's Hyper TEXT Markup Language, yes
kids, that means a way to make boring old text look kinda snazzy--
decides to consume well over 10MB just to get off the ground! More of us
need to scream about the above to Netscape et al.
To your list I'd add:
- Cache. It should work properly... if I've got a few MB set aside on
my HD, why redownload an entire page just 'cause I resized my window?
- Configurability/Privacy: Let's figure out a cleaner way to say I want
to save cookies for /. or similar sites and not for every other site
under the sun.
- Cookies: Let me know if A site is offering cookies (if I so chose),
but don't stop the whole show with a damn dialog box a million times
just because the frickin site wants to give me the equivilent of a big
bag of Double-Stuff(tm)
- Banners. I hate when a simple little web page that should take 5
seconds to load over a modem connection takes over a minute on a T1...
doesn't happen to be responding at the moment.
- Old OSes. My grandpa used to surf on a Macintosh Performa 675. Ever
try to get one of those surfing reliably with Netscape??? Why the hell
do we need over 500MHz and 64+MB RAM to surf the web and do email?
Gotta agree most with Stability and Standards. A single page of "bad"
HTML shouldn't sink all of H.M.S Netscape. That and "bad" HTML really
shouldn't exist. Yes, I was about to argue that that's really the
designer's fault, but browser-specific tags is what got us into this
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