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Mozilla Links talks about Firefox 3.1, an update for Firefox 3 that will add a couple of new features like support for the tag, cross-site XMLHttpRequests (XHR) and more performance tuning.

# Support for the as defined in the HTML 5 specification. Chris Double has been working on this for about a year now and there are even a few experimental Firefox builds featuring it with native Theora (Ogg) support. Whether or not a certain codec must be part of the specification was the subject of a lengthy discussion last year. Sadly, one of the reasons to oppose Theora as a mandatory codec is the fear of a submarine patent that could make browser vendors vulnerable to a patent lawsuit.
# Support for cross-site XMLHttpRequests (XHR) which would allow more powerful web applications and an easier way to implement mashup. Support for cross site XHR was pulled out of Firefox 3 code due to ate changes to the specification.
# More power for Firefox 3’s location bar. Mike Beltzner, Firefox 3 lead, talked recently about how the search and location bars could be merged. In an intuitive way. SeaMonkey -and the Mozilla suite before- already does this but the implementation is not the most discoverable.
# More performance tuning, better system integration.
# Native JSON DOM binding, a powerful feature for web developers.
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im using the v3 beta on ubuntu, I like it.

Firefox is an open-source gem.
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im using the v3 beta on ubuntu, I like it.

Firefox is an open-source gem.
rc1 is out
    
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Minefield still offers more up to date additions than the major beta releases.
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Minefield still offers more up to date additions than the major beta releases.
Tis true but it uses more ram
    
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Not that it really matters. It'll take decades before IE supports the tag anyway, so it's not going to replace Flash.

Also, Marin you should add "<video> tag" in there - # Support for the <video> tag as
Edited by Coma - 5/23/08 at 7:01pm
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Tis true but it uses more ram
You have two gigs...
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You have two gigs...
That doesn't mean I want 1 app using it all up though
    
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Minefield still offers more up to date additions than the major beta releases.
Most of the 'must-have' add-ons (at least for me) like Ad-blocker and WebDev are already supported in FF3.

Themes are lacking, however. I miss my old Redshift look
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To bad the addons of FF2 are not supported in FF3 Like for example: Fasterfox.
 
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