Firefox 16 comes with more HTML5 Support



Firefox 16 Released more HTML5 Support which includes a number of new tools for developers . A number of HTML5 code has been 'unprefixed,' which means that Mozilla has decided it has matured enough to run in the browser without causing instability. The newly unshackled HTML5 includes CSS3 Animations, Transforms, Transitions, Image Values, Values and Units, and IndexedDB. Two Web APIs that Mozilla helped to create, Battery API and Vibration API, are also now unprefixed.


What’s New on Firefox 16

Firefox on Mac OS X now has preliminary VoiceOver support turned on by default

Initial web app support (Windows/Mac/Linux)

Acholi and Kazakh localizations added

What' changed

Improvements around JavaScript responsiveness through incremental garbage collection

Developer includes HTML5 spices

New Developer Toolbar with buttons for quick access to tools, error count for the Web Console, and a new command line for quick keyboard access

CSS3 Animations, Transitions, Transforms and Gradients unprefixed in Firefox 16

Recently opened files list in Scratchpad implemented

What’s Fixed

Debugger breakpoints do not catch on page reload (783393)

No longer supporting MD5 as a hash algorithm in digital signatures (650355)

Opus support by default (772341)

Reverse animation direction has been implemented (655920)

Per tab reporting in about:memory (687724)

User Agent strings for pre-release Firefox versions now show only major version (728831)


If you try to start Firefox using a locked profile, it will crash (see 573369)

For some users, scrolling in the main GMail window will be slower than usual (see 579260)

Windows: The use of Microsoft's System Restore functionality shortly after updating Firefox may prevent future updates (see 730285)

Pointer lock doesn't work in web apps (see 769150)

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