Firefox 3.5 Released

After nearly a year in development (and six months later than planned) Mozilla has released Firefox 3.5 today!  Many new exciting features for users and web developers:

  • We have included tools for controlling your private data, including a Private Browsing Mode, and the ability to go back in time and Clear Recent History.
  • Firefox 3.5 has support for the HTML5 <video> and <audio> elements including native support for Ogg Theora encoded video and Vorbis encoded audio.
  • The browser features faster performance on complex websites thanks to the new TraceMonkey JavaScript engine.
  • Users can enjoy Location Aware Browsing using web standards for geolocation.
  • Web developers can make use of native JSON parsing, and web worker threads.
  • This release includes improvements to the Gecko layout engine, including speculative parsing for faster content rendering.
  • Firefox 3.5 supports new web technologies such as: downloadable fonts, CSS media queries, new transformations and properties, JavaScript query selectors, HTML5 local storage and offline application storage, <canvas> text, ICC profiles, and SVG transforms.

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Source: Mozilla Developers News


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