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May 9, 2005

Firefox Worships an Awesome God - Opera - or: Hey, Look, A Wheel, Let's Go Discover It

Neowin is reporting on Firefox reacting to the lunch of Opera 8. Apparently they decided to consult the Oracle this time to find out how *good* browsers do things.

I can't help but notice that one of the spanky *new features* is "instantaneous Back-Forward" - which in Opera is known as: *duh*, how back and forward have *always* been. And nary a mention of the fact that Opera has had this implemented for years now.

I mean I'm not one to harp on the fact that Mozilla, and in fact most Open Sauce projects, tend to get most of their ideas from existing proprietary products (they do it, admittedly, better than anyone else, in a good way), but this is one thing that Opera really needs to roll on the floor laughing about.

Talk about rediscovering the fucking wheel. I nearly fell off the floor.

Posted by subtitles at May 9, 2005 10:24 AM | Opera Boggling

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If only Microsoft's IE7 team learn from this too.. I was at a friend's place yesterday, had to send an email, and surprisingly for a computer-savvy person he only has IE installed. Needless to say, the webmail interface for the university went down after I clicked 'Send', and pressing Back.. does not do anything.

Or does Opera's implementation not cache form-filled pages, but only static ones?

Posted by: Michel [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 11, 2005 3:26 AM

Yes, caches form filled pages - exactly :). Incredibly useful. Though if only they maintained that cache after crashes and windows/pages being closed, I'd name my first-born after them - or something.

Posted by: subtitles [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 11, 2005 10:10 AM