Native PDF Rendering Coming to Firefox

Whilst I might hear a collective groan from the Google Chrome supporters out there (as Chrome has had native PDF rendering for a little while now) it should come as no surprise that Firefox is going to be offering the same functionality in the future.

The good part about providing such functionality is that regular users can view PDF documents straight out of the gate and without having to download and install the highly exploited Adobe Acrobat Reader. Mozilla has boldly declared that the PDF renderer utilises safe web languages and won’t contain exploitable code (which seems to me a very general and overarching statement but I guess we will see how far they get before something happens).

For those living on the bleeding edge you can expect to see this feature officially released in the next few months whilst everybody else will probably wait another month or two perhaps in time for the end of 2011.

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