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Improved Process Isolation in Firefox 100

Introduction Firefox uses a multi-process model for additional security and stability while browsing: Web Content (such as HTML/CSS and Javascript) is rendered in separate processes that are isolated from the rest of the operating system and managed by a privileged parent process. This way, the amount of control gained by an attacker that exploits...

Common Voice dataset tops 20,000 hours

The latest Common Voice dataset, released today, has achieved a major milestone: More than 20,000 hours of open-source speech data that anyone, anywhere can use. The dataset has nearly doubled in the past year. Why should you care about Common Voice? Do you have to change your accent to be understood by a virtual assistant?  Are you worried that...

MDN Plus now available in more countries

Almost a month ago, we announced MDN Plus, a new premium service on MDN that allows users to customize their experience on the website. We are very glad to announce today that it is now possible for MDN users around the globe to create an MDN Plus free account, no matter where they are. Click here to create an MDN Plus free account*. Also starting...

Adopting users’ design feedback

On March 1st, 2022, MDN Web Docs released a new design and a new brand identity. Overall, the community responded to the redesign enthusiastically and we received many positive messages and kudos. We also received valuable feedback on some of the things we didn’t get quite right, like the browser compatibility table changes as well as some accessibility...

Mozilla partners with the Center for Humane Technology

We’re pleased to announce that we have partnered with the Center for Humane Technology, a nonprofit organization that radically reimagines the digital infrastructure. Its mission is to drive a comprehensive shift toward humane technology that supports the collective well-being, democracy and shared information environment. Many of you may remember the...

Performance Tool in Firefox DevTools Reloaded

In Firefox 98, we’re shipping a new version of the existing Performance panel. This panel is now based on the Firefox profiler tool that can be used to capture a performance profile for a web page, inspect visualized performance data and analyze it to identify slow areas. The icing on the cake of this already extremely powerful tool is that you can...

Introducing MDN Plus: Make MDN your own

MDN is one of the most trusted resources for information about web standards, code samples, tools, and everything you need as a developer to create websites. In 2015, we explored how we could expand beyond documentation to provide a structured learning experience. Our first foray was the Learning Area, with the goal of providing a useful addition to...

Mozilla and Open Web Docs working together on MDN

For both MDN and Open Web Docs (OWD), transparency is paramount to our missions. With the upcoming launch of MDN Plus, we believe it’s a good time to talk about how our two organizations work together and if there is a financial relationship between us. Here is an overview of how our missions overlap, how they differ, and how a premium subscription...

Announcing Interop 2022

A key benefit of the web platform is that it’s defined by standards, rather than by the code of a single implementation. This creates a shared platform that isn’t tied to specific hardware, a company, or a business model. Writing high quality standards is a necessary first step to an interoperable web platform, but ensuring that browsers are consistent...

A new year, a new MDN

If you’ve accessed the MDN website today, you probably noticed that it looks quite different. We hope it’s a good different. Let us explain! MDN has undergone many changes in its sixteen-year history from its early beginning as a wiki to the recent migration of a static site backed by GitHub. During that time MDN grew organically, with over 45,000...

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