A person should be able to use the Web with any devices and browsers.
Our attempt is to help both website developers and browser implementers to reach a point where users have no issues when browsing the Web because of their choices.
The Web Compatibility activity is composed of permanent Mozilla staff and volunteer contributors. We are part of the Developer Experiences Team.
- Our current projects.
What is Web Compatibility
Web Compatibility issues are related to Web sites implementing techniques that create issues for a certain class of browsers and/or devices. A person will not be able to use a Web site according to his/her own choices.
These issues are cross-platforms, cross-products and related to the Web as a whole. There are circumstances when a company will choose to use a standardized techniques which is not available for an old browser, but that should be mitigated in making the Web site usable in any circumstances. So if a person is using the last version of Firefox or a vocal browser such as Jaws, or a proxy browser such as Opera Mini or UCWeb, the Web site should be able to work.
Mozilla has two areas for dealing with Web Compatibility issues. The goal is to make the Web usable by anyone and not only Firefox products, but we will focus the efforts on solving issues for Firefox users.
Web Compatibility issues can change over time, we keep an updated list of the most common issues.
Evolving Web Platform
Sometimes Web Compatibility issues are created by the browsers themselves when the technology evolves by either adding a new feature or deprecating a feature, if you are a browser implementer you may want to seek assistance from the Web Compatibility team to evaluate the risk of deprecating and unshipping a Web exposed feature.
Web Compatibility Taxonomy
Why sites are failing in Firefox? What can we do when this is happening?
Web Compatibility Issues
You can participate into making the Web a better place by handling these issues.
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- Our Contractors from SOFTVISION started a QA effort for Firefox for Android and here are some more details: