Firefox 14 shipped on July 17, 2012. This article lists key changes that are useful for not only Web developers to know about, but also Firefox and Gecko developers as well as add-on developers.
- input events are fired also on editing host element of contenteditable editor and root element of designMode editor.
DOMException.codeis now deprecated per latest DOM Level 4 specification.
Range.insertNode()method now works correctly when used on collapsed ranges.
MozBlobBuilderinterface has been deprecated in favor of the constructor on
Blob. If you use
MozBlobBuilderyou'll see a warning message in the Web Console.
Blob()constructor is now available to workers (Firefox bug 736686).
- Support for the Mutation Observers has been landed. It is designed as a replacement for the Mutation Events in DOM3, which has a number of issues regarding performance.
yproperties were removed in Firefox 7.0 but restored in this release for compatibility reasons.
queryCommandText(), which never did anything, have been removed.
GeoPositionAddressinterface, an obsolete part of the Geolocation API, has been removed.
localStorage/sessionStoragenow correctly return
nullfor undeclared keys through property access.ff
ImageDataobject has been implemented (Firefox bug 550309).
- Attributes and methods related to child nodes on
Attrinterface were obsoleted (Firefox bug 737122).
font-variantCSS properties have been fixed to correctly handle the
ITurkic-specific case pairs.
- The Dutch IJ digraph is now correctly handled by
text-transform: capitalization. Similarly the Greek letter
Σ, which has two lowercase forms,
ς, is now correctly handled by
- Support for the
skew()function has been removed from
transformproperty, as it has been removed from the draft standard.
- The syntax for
border-imagehas been updated to match the latest revision of the specification; it no longer accepts a trailing slash ("/").
- The syntax of the
statuslineaction type on
<maction>elements has been adjusted to follow the MathML specification.
- Gecko now supports the new HTTP
308 Permanent Redirectstatus code. As Gecko doesn't make a distinction between permanent and temporary redirects, it behaves like the
307 Temporary Redirectstatus code, as it forbids the user agent from changing the HTTP method used between the two requests (
- Added the new
fullscreenbuttonattribute to the
<window>element; setting this to
trueadds a button to the window's chrome to enable full screen mode.
nsILocalFileinterface has been merged into
- The methods in
nsIPlacesImportExportServicefor importing bookmarks have all been removed in favor of the
nsIDOMGeoPositionAddressinterface has been removed.
getItemIdForGUIDmethods have been removed from
nsINavBookmarksService(Firefox bug 715355).
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