Firefox 3.5 Issues: Dark JPGs, XML parsing with JavaScript, etc.

July 6th, 2009 posted by admin

I downloaded Firefox 3.5 last week and while I did notice a slight performance improvement, there are a few unexpected updates as well:

  • Photos look much darker in 3.5 since it uses the embedded ICC profile where other versions/browsers don’t.  Whether or not you think this the more correct method of displaying images, its a bug and has been acknowledged as such (https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=488800).
  • Firefox 3.5 seems more forgiving when processing XML with JavaScript.  Again, I’m going to test this more but it appears that no longer interprets empty text as a separate node.
  • Firefox 3.5 compatible version of Firebug is nearly useless.  Though, it is only in Beta and appears to be getting almost daily updates.

Weird.