Dec 1

If like me your spelling isn't that great then why not let this firefox spellchecker plugin save your blushes.

There is also a Spell Checker plugin for IE - called IESpell

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Fireblank 8.0

Feb 9

Keeping all things consistent Mozilla have decided to launch the latest point release of Firebird with a new name, its now called Firefox.

I guess we can expect future releases to contain the word 'fire' or be related to fire, such as Phoenix. For now I will simply refer to the browser as Fireblank, or just Fire, I can't yet decide?

To be fair the browser is not really launched as Mozilla do mention on their site.

"While this software may work well enough to be relied upon as your primary browser, we make no guarantees of its performance or stability in its pre-1.0 state and it should not be relied upon for mission- critical tasks...."

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The DOM and JavaScript

Apr 16

This short and concise article from Fabian Guisset of Mozilla explains exactly how we use Javascript to modify and manipulate the browsers' Document Object Model.

Check out the article here

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XUL, the XML-based User-interface Language

Apr 22

XUL is the XML-based User-Interface Language developed by Mozilla. The XUL uses XML to describe and create custom user interface constucts. These constructs are created using the same Mozilla engine that manages the HTML content for the browser.

The concept for the creation of XUL is so that developers have a means to deliver Internet applications that look and feel like desktop applications.

This XML-based GUI construction language is intended to be a standardised 'cross-browser' solution for UI design substituting the use of Java and the Intricacies of DHTML.

Currently the only browser that supports XUL is Netscape 6+ (the entire browser interface was created using XUL).

More information about XUL can be found at:

Oasis Open, XUL Tutorial, Applese.

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