2012 Nov 1, 2:48 2011 Dec 3, 6:46
favorite browser! More about them on ECMAScript5, MSDN, the IE blog, or Mozilla's documentation. Here's the list that's got me excited:
some & every
Does your callback function return true for any (some) or all (every) of the array's elements?
Filters out elements for which your callback function returns false (in a new copy of the Array).
Each element is replaced with the result of it run through your callback function (in a new copy of the Array).
reduce & reduceRight
Your callback is called on each element in the array in sequence (from start to finish in reduce and from finish to start in reduceRight) with the result of the previous callback call passed to
the next. Reduce your array to a single value aggregated in any manner you like via your callback function.
Simply calls your callback passing in each element of your array in turn. I have vague performance concerns as compared to using a normal for loop.
indexOf & lastIndexOf
Finds the first or last (respectively) element in the array that matches the provided value via strict equality operator and returns the index of that element or -1 if there is no such element.
Surprisingly, no custom comparison callback method mechanism is provided.
2011 Apr 5, 5:14
A JS wrapper script that lets you use storage in IE6/7 via userData or localStorage every where else.
2011 Mar 22, 12:51
We've now got IE9 and FF4 which means time for more cake!
2010 Dec 16, 1:12
Nice! Indiana Jones style map fade in over video done in HTML5 with video tag, and Google maps API.
2010 Aug 22, 4:04
Demo of marked-up video with the people and places shown in the video popping up along side in real time.
2010 Apr 21, 6:48
"The Web Open Font Format, already backed by Mozilla and many type foundries was accepted by the World Wide Web Consortium yesterday, marking the first stage in its standardization. The submission
included a surprising new sponsor: Microsoft."
2010 Feb 27, 10:17
Weave syncs web browser user data. Its an open platform using JSON data, RESTful URL based APIs, with basic auth over HTTPS.
2009 Nov 30, 6:31
"At Mozilla Labs, we’ve been working on some potential integrations of identity directly into the browser. Note, this is an extremely rough draft." Looks pretty!
2009 Sep 23, 7:56
"I do understand that it would be annoying to warn users every time they run a bookmarklet, but I think it would be sensible to show a warning at least the first time a given bookmarklet is executed.
If you work for a popular web browser vendor such as Microsoft or Mozilla, you can think of this as my wish for the day! I'd love to hear your feedback if you are reading this!"
2009 Jul 10, 7:37
"Code Rush aired nationally on PBS in March 2000. It documents the Mozilla team as they struggle to publish the first open source release of the Netscape Browser."
2009 Jun 22, 3:28
Details on Firefox's DNS prefetching: "The Firefox implementation takes this approach one step further than just pre-resolving anchor href hostnames. It uses the prefetch logic on URLs that are being
included in the current document. By this I mean that it uses the prefetch logic on things like images, css, and jscript that are being loaded right away, in addition to anchor links which might be
clicked on at a slightly later time."
2009 Jun 22, 2:53
"Firefox 3.5 performs DNS prefetching. This is a feature by which Firefox proactively performs domain name resolution on both links that the user may choose to follow as well as URLs for items
2009 May 3, 4:23
"With Hyperwords for Firefox you can select any word on any web page and do useful things." That sounds useful -- he thought using his Delicious Accelerator in IE8 to bookmark the webpage. This has
existed since 2005?
2009 Apr 7, 12:12
HTML5's registerProtocolHandler seems to come from a cool FireFox 3 feature: "With web protocol handlers, the web application can register the specific protocol it wants to handle. Firefox will then
prompt the user to choose which of the registered applications (web or desktop) it should use to handle the action. Any protocol, real or imaginary, can be used - mailto: is only one example,
webcal:, tel: and fax: are others."
2009 Apr 7, 10:04
Aggregation of feeds concerning HTML5 including Ian Hickson's, Planet Mozilla, Planet WebKit, the IE Blog, the WHATWG blog, etc etc.
2008 Oct 13, 2:21
Neat geolocation API for web apps: "Mozilla Labs has announced the availability of Geode, an experimental Firefox extension that implements the W3C Geolocation Specification. Geode provides an early
preview of the same location-aware functionality that will be included in both Fennec and Firefox 3.1."
2008 Sep 10, 1:32
Discussion on IETF DNS mailing list about Mozilla's Public Suffix list and what they should do ultimately. "I'm inclined to suggest: Gather and hard-code your list into Firefox, and also provide a
mechanism by which domain authorities can publish information which overrides your list for their domain."
2008 Sep 8, 7:00
A brief history of user agent strings in web browsers, culminating in: "And thus Chrome used WebKit, and pretended to be Safari, and WebKit pretended to be KHTML, and KHTML pretended to be Gecko, and
all browsers pretended to be Mozilla, and Chrome called itself Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US) AppleWebKit/525.13 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/0.2.149.27 Safari/525.13, and the user
agent string was a complete mess, and near useless, and everyone pretended to be everyone else, and confusion abounded."
2008 Aug 28, 11:15
I can't say why this is funny: "First, the really big picture of what Ubiquity is supposed to be all about: It's a step towards a Web where verbs (i.e. functionality, i.e. commands, i.e. services)
are first-class citizens. And that's why I'm thinking it should be renamed from Ubiquity to something like "Mozilla Verbs", maybe."