Gecko

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Gecko is the name of the layout engine developed by the Mozilla Project. It was originally named NGLayout.

Gecko's function is to read web content, such as HTML, CSS, XUL, and JavaScript, and render it on user's screen or print it. In XUL-based applications Gecko is used to render the application's user interface as well.

Gecko is used in many applications, including a few browsers, such as Firefox, Mozilla Suite, Camino, etc. (for a complete list, please refer to Wikipedia's article on Gecko.) Products using the same version of Gecko have identical support for standards.

The Gecko name and logo are trademarks of Netscape Communications Corporation, used under license.

Versions of Gecko

Gecko version Applications based on it
Gecko 2 (under development) Firefox 4, {{ interwiki('wikimo', 'SeaMonkey:Features:2.1', 'SeaMonkey 2.1') }}
Gecko 1.9.2 Firefox 3.6, Thunderbird 3.1
Gecko 1.9.1 Firefox 3.5, Thunderbird 3, {{ interwiki('wikimo', 'SeaMonkey:New_for_2.0', 'SeaMonkey 2.0') }}
Gecko 1.9 Firefox 3
Gecko 1.8.1 Firefox 2, Thunderbird 2, SeaMonkey 1.1
Gecko 1.8 Firefox 1.5, Thunderbird 1.5, SeaMonkey 1.0
Gecko 1.7 Firefox 1.0, Thunderbird 1.0, Nvu 1.0, Mozilla Suite 1.7
older versions of Gecko match the Mozilla Suite versions

Documentation

Gecko FAQ
Frequently asked questions about Gecko.
Gecko DOM reference
The Gecko reference
Mozilla's Layout Engine
Tech Talk on layout.
Embedding Mozilla
Using Gecko in your own application.
{{ interwiki('wikimo', 'Gecko:Home_Page', 'Gecko Home Page on MozillaWiki') }}
Home for the active developers. Roadmaps and more up-to-date resources.

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Community

  • View Mozilla forums... {{ DiscussionList("dev-tech-layout", "mozilla.dev.tech.layout") }}

Related Topics

Web Standards, XUL, Embedding Mozilla, Developing Mozilla

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<p><img align="right" alt="" class="internal" src="/@api/deki/files/777/=Netscape-gecko-logo.jpg"> <strong>Gecko</strong> is the name of the layout engine developed by the Mozilla Project. It was originally named NGLayout.</p>
<p>Gecko's function is to read web content, such as <a href="/en/HTML" title="en/HTML">HTML</a>, <a href="/en/CSS" title="en/CSS">CSS</a>, <a href="/en/XUL" title="en/XUL">XUL</a>, and <a href="/en/JavaScript" title="en/JavaScript">JavaScript</a>, and render it on user's screen or print it. In XUL-based applications Gecko is used to render the application's user interface as well.</p>
<p>Gecko is used in many applications, including a few browsers, such as Firefox, Mozilla Suite, Camino, etc. (for a complete list, please refer to <a class="external" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gecko_(layout_engine)#Web_browsers">Wikipedia's article on Gecko</a>.) Products using the same version of Gecko have identical support for standards.</p>
<p><small>The Gecko name and logo are trademarks of Netscape Communications Corporation, used under license.</small></p>
<h4>Versions of Gecko</h4>
<table class="standard-table"> <tbody> <tr> <th>Gecko version</th> <th>Applications based on it</th> </tr> <tr> <td>Gecko 2 (under development)</td> <td><a class="internal" href="/en/Firefox_4_for_developers" title="En/Firefox 4 for developers">Firefox 4</a>, {{ interwiki('wikimo', 'SeaMonkey:Features:2.1', 'SeaMonkey 2.1') }}</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Gecko 1.9.2</td> <td><a class="internal" href="/en/Firefox_3.6_for_developers" title="En/Firefox 3.6 for developers">Firefox 3.6</a>, Thunderbird 3.1</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Gecko 1.9.1</td> <td><a class="internal" href="/En/Firefox_3.5_for_developers" title="en/Firefox 3.5 for developers">Firefox 3.5</a>, <a class="internal" href="/En/Thunderbird_3_for_developers" title="en/Thunderbird 3 for developers">Thunderbird 3</a>, {{ interwiki('wikimo', 'SeaMonkey:New_for_2.0', 'SeaMonkey 2.0') }}</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Gecko 1.9</td> <td><a href="/en/Firefox_3_for_developers" title="en/Firefox_3_for_developers">Firefox 3</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Gecko 1.8.1</td> <td><a href="/en/Firefox_2_for_developers" title="en/Firefox_2_for_developers">Firefox 2</a>, Thunderbird 2, SeaMonkey 1.1</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Gecko 1.8</td> <td><a href="/en/Firefox_1.5_for_developers" title="en/Firefox_1.5_for_developers">Firefox 1.5</a>, Thunderbird 1.5, SeaMonkey 1.0</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Gecko 1.7</td> <td>Firefox 1.0, Thunderbird 1.0, Nvu 1.0, Mozilla Suite 1.7</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2"><strong>older versions of Gecko match the Mozilla Suite versions</strong></td> </tr> </tbody>
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<table class="topicpage-table"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <h4>Documentation</h4> <dl> <dt><a href="/en/Gecko_FAQ" title="en/Gecko_FAQ">Gecko FAQ</a></dt> </dl> <dl> <dd><small>Frequently asked questions about Gecko.</small></dd> <dl> <dt><a href="/en/Gecko_DOM_Reference" title="https://developer.mozilla.org/en/Gecko_DOM_Reference">Gecko DOM reference</a></dt> </dl> <dd><small>The Gecko reference</small></dd> <dl><dt><a class="external" href="http://www.mozilla.org/newlayout/doc/layout-2006-12-14/master.xhtml">Mozilla's Layout Engine</a> </dt><dd><small>Tech Talk on layout.</small></dd> </dl> <dl> <dt><a href="/en/Embedding_Mozilla" title="en/Embedding_Mozilla">Embedding Mozilla</a></dt> <dd><small>Using Gecko in your own application.</small></dd> </dl> <dl> <dt>{{ interwiki('wikimo', 'Gecko:Home_Page', 'Gecko Home Page on MozillaWiki') }}</dt> <dd><small>Home for the active developers. Roadmaps and more up-to-date resources.</small></dd> </dl> <p><span class="alllinks"><a href="/Special:Tags" title="Site Tags">View All...</a></span></p> </dl> </td> <td> <h4>Community</h4> <ul> <li>View Mozilla forums... {{ DiscussionList("dev-tech-layout", "mozilla.dev.tech.layout") }}</li> </ul> <h4>Related Topics</h4> <dl> <dd><a href="/en/Web_Standards" title="en/Web_Standards">Web Standards</a>, <a href="/en/XUL" title="en/XUL">XUL</a>, <a href="/en/Embedding_Mozilla" title="en/Embedding_Mozilla">Embedding Mozilla</a>, <a href="/En/Developer_Guide" title="en/Developing_Mozilla">Developing Mozilla</a></dd> </dl> </td> </tr> </tbody>
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