XML News from Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The Mozilla Project has posted the first alpha of Firefox 3.1 for Mac, Linux, and Windows. Version 3.1 is built on Gecko 1.9.1, improves Web standards support, adds a Text API to the Canvas Element, supports border images and JavaScript query selectors, and claims to improve the URL bar (though they've been missing a lot of low-hanging fruit there for years, so I'm skeptical.) Windows 2000 or later and Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later or Linux are required. Windows 98 and earlier and Mac OS X 10.2 and earlier are no longer supported. Final release is not expected for another year.