Mozilla will be facing the Take Back The Web
battle with Microsoft once again, though this time it will be a bloated Firefox vs. a newly aggressive Microsoft.
Microsoft has caught the smell of Firefox's current weakness and is exploiting it.
What to watch: will Firefox's marketshare drop to the point where Firefox no longer has any impetus in pushing for, or moving towards, new web standards? A browser's marketshare needs to be over 20% (some say, well over 20%) for the browser to have that amount of gravitas.
Perhaps this default settings quarrel is Microsoft trying to grab a lump of marketshare for Edge, giving Edge a big boost towards that 25% mark and cementing Edge as a replacement for Firefox in setting web standards.