Google began shipping its Chrome web browser with a built-in PDF viewer almost a year ago, making it the first browser to have such a feature. In fact, it still continues to be the only one. This is quite strange, particularly because of the competitive nature of the browser market. But Mozilla is now getting ready to catch up with Google in this department.
“While traveling to the Firefox 4 launch parties in Seoul and Taipei all the way from California, we killed a lot of time by brainstorming cool things to do with the web platform,” Dr. Andreas Gal, a researcher at Mozilla, wrote on his
The open-source outfit has been busy developing its browser-native “pdf.js” reader ( demo ) for nearly a month now and expects to have it ready within the next three months.