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Saturday, May 14, 2005  

Firefox alert:
1.0.4 released to fix critical flaws.
"According to security alerts aggregator Sequoia, this is the first Firefox bug to carry an 'extremely critical' rating.

Read 1 | Read 2

Known Solutions:
1. Turn Javascript off.
2. Tools > Options > Web Features > "Remove all Sites" under websites to install software AND Uncheck "Allow websites to install software"
3. Install 1.0.4

posted by pradeep | Permalink | (5)

5 Comments:

Read about perfection in software from the Firefox blog

I'm sure you know about these blogs already... check out the and blogs. All three provide a lot of information on what goes on inside the browser.

By Anonymous manoj, at 10:18 PM 

Read about perfection in software from the Firefox blog

I'm sure you know about these blogs already... check out the and blogs. All three provide a lot of information on what goes on inside the browser.

By Anonymous manoj, at 10:19 PM 

looks like blogger messed up my comments. i hit preview the second time and it displayed correctly, but publishing the comment seems to make blogger very unhappy.

but this revealed a bug(or inconsistency) in safari. it doesn't handle empty <a /> tags very gracefully.

By Anonymous manoj, at 10:28 PM 

IE suffered largely because of some callous browsing practices. Had users adopted stricter habits as they do now, IE would've benefitted a lot. Ffox allowed us to start fresh. So now, the little that we could do (apart from understanding s/w's inherent imperfection, as u mentioned, Manoj) will be to forewarn users of negative impact (such as the "critical flaw" that this post mentioned) and avert large scale misdeeds. In effect promote peaceful browsing experience. Wishing to keep the Movement healthy.

Thanks for the reminders Manoj. Have not followed IE7's progress in a while. Blogger's been weighed down of late ('specially the comments section), so it has become normal to experience troubles such as yours. I had never tried 'empty tag' structure for anchor tags. How do u do that?

By Blogger pradeep, at 11:40 AM 

I have updated the 5 odd machines that I control at home and work with the new release. The Firefox blog was a good link. Similar to the google blog, it offers fascinating insight into a unique development process.

By Blogger The Last Blogger, at 1:19 PM 

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