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Mozilla Browser (aka. Mozilla Suite)

Mozilla Suite is an OpenSource web suite, based originally on the Netscape source code, that runs on almost any platform, including Windows, Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris, OS/2, and so on. It includes web browser, e-mail and newsgroup client, IRC chat client and a HTML composer. The browser conforms closely to Web standards and is the basis for the Netscape 6 browser from AOL/Netscape.

Mozilla Suite is now quite a nice browser for TWiki users, particularly since it doesn't have any BackFromPreviewLosesText problems like Internet Explorer.

In the summer of 2003 Mozilla Suite spawned the FirebirdBrowser (now FirefoxBrowser) and Thunderbird mail & news client. Mozilla/Netscape are the all-in-one suites while Firefox and Thunderbird are do only one thing, but do it really well programs.

The development of Mozilla Suite has ended with the 1.7 release. Since then, Mozilla Suite has been renamend to Seamonkey and is now continued as a community led project.

Here are some useful links:

For more information check the Mozillazine knowledgebase and to download Mozilla Suite, see http://www.mozilla.org/products/mozilla1.x/

-- RichardDonkin - 14 Jan 2002, MattWilkie - 16 Sep 2003


There's a Google toolbar for Mozilla, like the IE toolbar but unofficial - see http://googlebar.mozdev.org/.

Google also fits in well with the Mozilla search sidebar, http://www.google.com/mozilla/google-search.html. Mozilla allows user-definable keywords in the URL bar to call up a search, e.g. 'google foo' to do a Google:foo search - see http://www.mozilla.org/docs/end-user/keywords.html.

-- RichardDonkin - 15 Mar 2002

Has anybody worked with the Mozilla Site Navigation bar integrating with Twiki? For those that don't know, there is a navigation bar that Mozilla will display for a collection of <link> elements at the top of an HTML page. There are buttons for "Top", "Up", "First", "Previous", "Next", "Last", "Search", "Author", "Chapters", and many other menu items. This might be an interesting integration point for Twiki, being able to search and navigate a Twiki very cleanly from the browser menu bar.

There is a nice writeup (by Dave Hodder) of the link elements and the behavior they create in Mozilla at http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-html/2001Oct/0026.html

-- JeffFritz - 19 Jun 2002

That feature was removed just before Mozilla 1.0. When it comes back, you can easily support it with TWiki by just setting the HTTP_EQUIV_ON_VIEW variable - see RSSAutoDiscovery for a similar example.

-- RichardDonkin - 19 Jun 2002

I've used the navigation bar on some auto-generated linux documentation and found it very nice. Tonight I was reading a slashdot article and noticed it had just a link to the "top" and decided I would see how much trouble it would be to actually implement some of the navigation bar features on a TWiki. I hadn't seen the above posts, so I hacked the necessary html into the view template, but have since used the more friendly http equiv variable. Here's what I've got so far:

<link href="/" TITLE="%WIKITOOLNAME% Home" rel="top">
<link href="WebHome" title="%WEB%.WebHome" rel="up">
<link href="WebSearch" title="%WEB%.WebSearch" rel="search">
<link href="../%TWIKIWEB%/SiteMap" title="%TWIKIWEB%.SiteMap" rel="contents">
<link href="WebIndex" title="%WEB%.WebIndex" rel="index">
<link href="../%TWIKIWEB%/TWikiShorthand" title="%TWIKIWEB%.TWikiShorthand" rel="glossary">
<link href="../%TWIKIWEB%/WelcomeGuest" title="%TWIKIWEB%.WelcomeGuest" rel="help">
<link href="../%MAINWEB%/TWikiUsers" title="%MAINWEB%.TWikiUsers" rel="author">
<link href="../%TWIKIWEB%/WebCopyright" title="%TWIKIWEB%.WebCopyright" rel="copyright">

I think it's a pretty good start, and really the only parts of the bar that can be coded currently. I played with doing search magic to get the parent of a page be in the "up" section, as the %META{"parent"}% template syntax seems to only return a fully built anchor link tag, which won't work. I think a nested search might be able to do it, but I wasn't able to get it working.

A cool thing would be if the table of contents feature could somehow generate chapter/section/sub-section tags, and the NavPlugin generate next/prev/first/last tags.

I don't know how much work these things would be, but it would be very cool to have TWiki fully support the toolbar. I'm pretty sure OperaBrowser also has support for these tags.

-- MikeMaurer - 29 Jan '03

In the edit template there is a variable wich must be how the More page changes the parent but it doesn't work in the view template. because it is passed in the url parameters, although that doesn't explain how it gets assigned to the variable -- SamHasler - 31 Jan

Although it might be nice if it was possible to specify for a given topic what these links should be. Maybe:

-- SamHasler - 30 Jan 2003

The Mozilla application suite is now known as SeaMonkey, now that FirefoxBrowser is the main Mozilla.org browser project.

-- RichardDonkin - 09 Oct 2005

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