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Mozilla unveils its vision for the evolution of the web

Preaching the mantra that “the web is for everyone”, Mozilla released a vision for the evolution of the web that emphasizes openness and security, with the company aiming to close the gaps in areas such as than confidentiality and complexity.

The vision document covers what Mozilla would like to see happen and outlines the work needed to achieve those goals. While saying the web has become the world’s most important communications platform, Eric Rescoria, CTO of Mozilla’s FireFox, and Bobby Holley, Distinguished Engineer, wrote that the web has real problems, with people being spied on. , helpless and overwhelmed by slow and overly complex experiences.

In addition, much of the web remains out of reach for non-native English speakers and people with disabilities, Mozilla officials wrote in a March 23 blog post. The company also released a summary of its vision for the evolution of the web. Mozilla has said it wants a web without gatekeepers and blasted the current ad-based web monetization strategy, arguing that better models are needed.

Three core values ​​have been identified in the vision post:

  • Openness, allowing everyone to access the Web and use it to reach others.
  • Agency, empowering individuals to achieve their goals.
  • Security, ensuring that people can use the web without being put at risk.

In pursuit of these values, Mozilla cited a number of things that could be done to improve the web:

  • Protection of user privacy. Mozilla wants to abandon the current tracking and monitoring paradigm and eliminate monitoring mechanisms such as cross-site tracking.
  • Protection against malicious code. Mozilla pointed out that every web browser has major security vulnerabilities on a regular basis.
  • Pervasive encryption of communications. Mozilla wrote that the long process of securing all HTTP traffic is coming to an end and that encryption needs to be built into legacy protocols such as DNS and built into new protocols.
  • Extend the web, but do it securely.
  • Make the web fast enough for any use. Browsers and infrastructure need to be faster.
  • Make publishing to the web simple enough that anyone can do it.
  • Allow users to experience the web on their own terms.
  • Deliver a first-class web experience to non-English speakers.
  • Improve web accessibility for people with disabilities.

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