Last month we removed a bunch of content from MDN. MDN is 16 years old (and yes it can drink in some countries), all that time ago it was a great place for all of Mozilla to document all of their things. As MDN evolved and the web reference became our core content, other areas became less relevant to the overall site. We have ~11k active pages on MDN, so keeping them up to date is a big task and we feel our focus should be there.
August is already here, which means so is Firefox 91! For developers, Firefox 91 supports the Visual Viewport API and Intl.DateTimeFormat object additions.
Last month, Gregor Weber and Peter Bengtsson added an autocomplete search to MDN Web Docs, that allows you to quickly jump straight to the document you're looking for by typing parts of the document title. This is the story about how that's implemented.
As we’re all aware by now, we made some big platform changes at the end of 2020. Whilst the big move has happened, it’s given us a great opportunity to clear out the cupboards and closets.
Roughly a year ago at Mozilla we started an effort to improve Firefox stability on Linux. This effort quickly became an example of good synergies between FOSS projects.
Like any web browser, Firefox loads code from untrusted and potentially hostile websites and runs it on your computer. To protect you against new types of attacks from malicious sites and to meet the security principles of Mozilla, we set out to redesign Firefox on desktop.
We are happy to announce that Pyodide has become an independent and community-driven project. We are also pleased to announce the 0.17 release for Pyodide with many new features and improvements. Pyodide consists of the CPython 3.8 interpreter compiled to WebAssembly which allows Python to run in the browser.