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[Needs Updates?] A gentle introduction needed

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  • Last reply by Michael Verdi
  1. žełvik 1 post
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    Firefox allows you to browse the World Wide Web, a distributed incoherent information system accessible via HTTP and other supported access protocols. Each tab in Firefox displays one hypertext document retrieved from the Web. Apart from reading the content provided, you may also navigate to other documents using hyperlinks and submit your information using forms provided by the publisher.

    Revision 16476 was rejected by Verdi with the following comment:

    Thanks for working on this but the introduction to web browsing isn't necessary. I think everyone who downloads Firefox understands that it "lets you look at web pages."

    Verdi is wrong in assuming that the help page is being read only by users who download Firefox.

    Firefox allows you to browse the World Wide Web, a distributed incoherent information system accessible via HTTP and other supported [[Navigation Toolbar items#w_location-and-search-tools|access protocols]]. Each tab in Firefox displays one [[Glossary#w_hypertext-markup-language-html|hypertext]] document retrieved from the Web. Apart from reading the content provided, you may also navigate to other documents using [[How do I navigate Web pages?|hyperlinks]] and submit your information using [[How do I submit information?|forms]] provided by the publisher. Revision 16476 was rejected by '''Verdi''' with the following comment: <BLOCKQUOTE > Thanks for working on this but the introduction to web browsing isn&#39;t necessary. I think everyone who downloads Firefox understands that it &quot;lets you look at web pages.&quot; </BLOCKQUOTE > '''Verdi''' is wrong in assuming that the help page is being read only by users who download Firefox.
  2. Chris Ilias 1706 posts
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    • In my opinion, your proposed intro is way too technical for the average person to understand. This article, as I understand it, is to help new Firefox users get started using features they may be expecting/used to in their former browser.

    I think you might be looking for a "What is Firefox" article or "What is a browser". There is a separate article proposal for that at https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/forums/knowledge-base-articles/704909

    * In my opinion, your proposed intro is way too technical for the average person to understand. This article, as I understand it, is to help new Firefox users get started using features they may be expecting/used to in their former browser. I think you might be looking for a "What is Firefox" article or "What is a browser". There is a separate article proposal for that at https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/forums/knowledge-base-articles/704909
  3. scoobidiver 1275 posts
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    Verdi said

    I think we definitely need something along the lines of "what is a browser" but it maybe doesn't need to be it own article. I would love to see it as a section in a revamped Get started with Firefox - An overview of the main features article that also includes a video introduction to Firefox.
    ''Verdi [/forums/knowledge-base-articles/704909#post-7422 said]'' <blockquote> I think we definitely need something along the lines of "what is a browser" but it maybe doesn't need to be it own article. I would love to see it as a section in a revamped [[Browsing basics]] article that also includes a video introduction to Firefox. </blockquote>
  4. Michael Verdi 1755 posts
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    Maybe there is a way to work in a link to this pretty great video that Google put together http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrXPcaRlBqo

    Maybe there is a way to work in a link to this pretty great video that Google put together http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrXPcaRlBqo