One new feature of Mozilla 1.7.x which has saved me from going completely insane these past couple of days has been FTP Upload. If you’re browsing an FTP site, you can go to File and choose FTP Upload, and then upload a file to the current directory. While it’s no replacement for a proper FTP client like SmartFTP – you can’t delete or rename anything – to be able to upload files quickly without having to open another program can be very useful.
Now, Firefox doesn’t have this feature. That’s not a problem – whereas Mozilla includes a web browser, mail client, web page editor, address book, chat program, complimentary bar towel and kitchen sink as standard, Firefox is just a web browser and adding this natively would be extra bloat that only a few people would actually use. Features like that are acceptable on the geek-driven Mozilla but it wouldn’t be a good addition to the streamlined Firefox.
But surely a feature like this could be added as an extension, for the 47 people and the dachshund named Colin who will actually use this feature. Alas, no extension currently exists, as far as I know. So this goes out as a LazyWeb request in the hope that someone either knows of such an extension or could knock one together. I’m sure you can base it on the code already implemented in Mozilla.