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September 2009

Development resources - MozillaZine Knowledge Base

Development resources From MozillaZine Knowledge Base Websites that are useful for Mozilla development. This knowledge base also has a few articles on extension development.

XUL (XML User Interface Language) - MDC

XUL (XML User Interface Language) is Mozilla's XML-based language that lets you build feature-rich cross platform applications that can run connected or disconnected from the Internet. These applications are easily customized with alternative text, graphics and layout so they can be readily branded or localized for various markets. Web developers already familiar with Dynamic HTML (DHTML) will learn XUL quickly and can start building applications right away. Open XUL Periodic Table in Firefox or another Gecko-based browser to see some XUL demos.

July 2009

Créer un plugin OpenSearch - Divers - Cours - Tutoriels divers concernant la bureautique

Un plugin OpenSearch est, comme son nom l'indique, un plugin de recherche. Ces plugins fonctionnent non seulement sur Firefox 2.0, mais aussi sur Internet Explorer 7, ce qui leur garantit une compatibilité avec les navigateurs les plus utilisés. Un plugin OpenSearch se présente souvent sous la forme d'un moteur de recherche dans la barre de recherche présente à droite de la barre d'adresse.

June 2009

Curiosity is bliss: XMLHttpRequest - Security Bypass

While trying to help Dare make his MovieFinder page run in Firefox, I ran into an issue that can make developing AJAX applications a pain: when testing your pages, you need to host them in the same domain as your services. I explain the details of the problem and how the "XMLHttpRequest - Bypass Security" Greasemonkey user script solves it. Note: this script is meant for development only, as it gives the page access to a potentially dangerous API. The default @include is "file:///*", but feel free to restrict it even further to the path for the pages you're trying to tweak. You should never have to @include an http ur