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Opera 9.0 beta 2

Posted on Wednesday, May 24 2006 @ 13:21:35 CEST by LSDsmurf

Release Notes
  • This is a beta version of Opera. Use only on properly backed up computers.
  • This release uses a new account storage format. If you install over an existing profile, you will be prompted to convert all accounts into the new format. This will not require a re-index. You will not be able to use the reformatted e-mail with previous versions of Opera.
  • The widget.setPreferenceForKey method is not able to store widget preferences in this release.
Changes Since Opera 9.0 Beta 1
  • User Interface
    • User CSS is enabled by default in Author mode.
    • Allowed custom headers to be displayed in the quick mail headers toolbar.
    • Temporary downloads are now cleared when deleting cache.
    • Fixed tab selection when exiting full screen mode.
    • Display a warning when local messages are going to be deleted, when removing IMAP or news accounts.
    • Improved handling of "Stop executing scripts on this page" checkbox on script dialogs.
    • Fixed site preferences for styling forms and scrollbars.
  • Widgets
    • Widgets are no longer displayed on a faded screen.
    • New widgets menu, providing options to add, open, and manage widgets.
    • New widget management window and panel.
    • Widget context menu now has option to keep always below other applications.
    • Added automatic detection of widgets, with a widget button shown in the address field if a page uses this:
      <link rel="alternate" type="application/x-opera-widgets" href="http://example.com/widget">
    • Cache is not shared between widgets and pages opened from widgets.
    • Fixed session handling for widgets.
  • Messaging and Newsfeeds
    • Improved deleting of single messages from trash in IMAP accounts.
    • Fix for duplicated messages in IMAP.
    • IMAP messages are removed from local store when removing account.
    • Fix to prevent incorrect warnings being displayed when opening IMAP account views.
    • Fix for format=flowed sending incorrectly formatted content.
    • Fix for sending mail with iso-2022-jp encoding.
    • Fix to stop re-downloading old feeds.
  • Display
    • Allowed shrink-to-fit containers to have scrollbars.
    • Fix for overflow:hidden on positioned elements causing unwanted scrollbars.
    • Several fixes for overflow.
    • Fixed handling of backgrounds in fieldsets.
    • Fixed bug with illegal nested tables.
    • Fix for incorrect display of large images.
    • Refuse invalid namespace declaration attributes.
  • Script
    • Added support for document.load.
    • Added support for document.adoptNode.
    • Added support for range.createContextualFragment.
    • Fixed behavior of range.compareBoundaryPoints.
    • Content-Encoding is now respected by XMLHttpRequest for unknown content types.
    • document.compatMode now gives 'BackCompat' for documents being rendered in quirks mode.
    • Fixed handling of multiple changes to document.body.style.backgroundColor.
    • Improved XSLT error reporting.
    • Support copying attribute nodes in XSLT with copy-of.
  • Security
    • Fixed SSL negotiation problem for servers that do not tolerate TLS 1.0 version in the record protocol of the client hello.
  • BitTorrent
    • Added multi-tracker support to BitTorrent.
    • BT file hash check saved in meta data file to reduce the need for checking files on resume.
  • Miscellaneous
    • Fixed issue where having installed a large number of fonts could confuse opera.
    • Several fixes for Web archives, including saving of XHTML documents.
    • Multiple stability fixes.
  • Windows-specific changes
    • Added new startup arguments: "Opera /ScreenWidth 800 /ScreenHeight 600" will change the screen resolution to 800 by 600 until Opera quits, then it is reset to the previous values.
    • SVG vector fonts now work on Windows 9x and ME.
    • Prevented MSI installer from interfering with other installed applications.

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