Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 38328
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:00 EDT
constructs, which are in common use in the wild because they were
implemented in Netscape 4.x or IE.
For Mozilla, this makes perfect sense. 'Encouraging' standards-compliance
is a good thing.
However, if we want to ship Mozilla as a replacement for Netscape, perhaps
we should be slightly more permissive.
I don't know how feasible it is to support the non-standard extensions such
as the ones used by https://www.nwolb.co.uk/ but I think it's going to be
quite a long time before server admins catch up and make it work.
If it's feasible to make these sites work for users of Red Hat's Mozilla,
by implementing backward-compatibility with Netscape 4.x, then it will make
the migration from Netscape far easier.
netscape.softupdate has no properties.
I'm not sure if that's a bug or not. :) It should end up in mozilla's bug
repository if it actually is a bug, though.
You could perhaps make a case for forgiving the lack of netscape.softupdate.
If you're so inclined, ignore the softupdate bit and go directly to the login page.
cf. Mozilla bug #65944.