Mozilla releases firefox 6.0

Mozilla releases firefox 6.0. Despite being less than two months old, Firefox 5 is now back at home. Mozilla released Firefox 6.0 on August 16, 2011. There are a number of bug-fixes in new version, also the list of new features is fairly lightweight.The latest version of Firefox has the following changes:

Whats new in firefox 6

  • Firefox 6 highlights a site’s domain in the address bar
  • Streamlined the look of the site identity block
  • Support for the latest draft version of WebSockets has been added with a prefixed API
  • Support for EventSource / server-sent events has been added.
  • Support for window.matchMedia has been added.
  • The new Scratchpad console allows developers to execute JavaScript code. It has access to every object and variable within the current page, but new Scratchpad variables won’t leak into it. The Scratchpad is similar to Firebug’s console command line, however, it doesn’t require the add-on and allows you to save snippets for later use. Moreover, if you like the Web Console, you’ll be pleased to know that it can be moved and docked elsewhere.
  • Usability of the Web Console has been improved
  • Added a new Web Developer menu item and moved development-related items into it
  • Improved the discoverability of Firefox Sync
  • Reduced browser startup time when using Panorama
  • Fixed several stability and security issues
Mozilla claim the new browser is 20% faster than Firefox 5. The speed gains will also be evident to Linux users.

More HTML5, CSS3 and DOM Support in Firefox 6
Web developers will able to adopt the following HTML5 technologies in Firefox 6:
  • CSS3 border-radius can be applied to iframes.
  • Text decorations such as underlines, overlines and strike-throughs can now be styled in CSS using -moz-text-decoration-line (none, underline, overline, line-through), -moz-text-decoration-style (inherit, solid, double, dotted, dashed, wavy) and -moz-text-decoration-color properties.
  • The progress tag for graphical progress bars has been added. Colors can be styled with the ::-moz-progress-bar pseudo-element.
  • Touch event support for touch-sensitive screens and trackpads has been included.
  • A new -moz-orient property allows you to set some elements, such as progress bars, to horizontal or vertical orientation.
  • The track element is supported so you can apply text tracks to native video and audio.
  • Using the window.matchMedia() method, the result of a media query string can be evaluated programmatically .
  • Custom data attributes (data-*) can now be accessed via the DOM’s element.dataset property.
  • Early support for Server-Sent Events has been implemented. This API permits push notifications from the server in the form of DOM events.
  • The new -moz-hyphens property lets you control how hyphenation of words is handled during line wrapping (none, manual, auto).