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Firefox JavaScript Flaw

It appears that the folks over at Secunia have found a JavaScript flaw in Firefox. The flaw allows a script to read an arbitrary amount of information contained in the browser memory. This data could be anything from URLs to JavaScript commands. Secunia has posted a test that demonstrates the flaw. The test uses a... […]

Last Day at MatrixOne

I don’t often blog about work, but in this case, I’m making an exception. Today is my last day at MatrixOne as I have accepted a position at VistaPrint. It’s going to be a tough transition since I’ve worked with some of the people at MatrixOne for about five years, and I’m going to a... […]

Firefox Link Prefetching

I came across this article explaining how Google has started using link prefetching in an effort to speed up the search site. When using Firefox (or any other Mozilla browser), Google now prefetches the first result in the list. As they explain it, this means if you click on the first result that the page... […]

Internet Explorer innerHTML Quirk

I admit it: when I hit a wall programming I type a few words into Google and click on the first few results. Very rarely have I ever looked at the Microsoft Knowledge Base. But every once in a while someone will forward me an article from there and I’m just left thinking, “damn.” Case... […]

PayPal SDK

Perhaps I’ve just been living in a cave for the past couple years, but I had no idea that PayPal had a software development kit for including online payments on your own site. There’s even a sandbox site that developers can use to build and test their PayPal solutions securely but with fake data (no... […]

Creating An Autosuggest Textbox

It’s been a long time since I’ve had the extra time to write some articles. Now that my book is finished, I intend to get back to writing these articles. To that end, the first one is now up over at WebReference. This is the first in a three-part series on how to emulate Google... […]

Opera 8 To Support User JavaScript

Seems like it was only yesterday that I first read about GreaseMonkey for Firefox, which allows developers to write their own JavaScript to insert into specific Web sites that they visit. Now comes the news that Opera 8 will support user JavaScript, essentially the same thing. Though the post claims the idea isn’t directly related... […]

View DOM Source Bookmarklet

There aren’t many things I don’t like about Firefox, but there is one that constantly drives me nuts: that the View Source command actually goes back to the server to get the source of the page you’re currently viewing. Why doesn’t it just display the source from cache? I’m sure they figure it’s the same... […]

Google X Gone!

Went back to play with Google X after I posted about it yesterday only to find that it was gone. Google hasn’t released as statement as to the reason nor left a notice in its place. You simply get an error message now. What a shame. Fortunately for me, I actually had Google X loaded... […]

IE 7 Information Leaked

Although Microsoft is keeping quiet on what features version 7 of Internet Explorer will have when questioned by the public, it appears that key partners have been clued in on several features of the next generation browser. First, the partners say, there will be native tabbed browsing support. Not shocking, I say, since it’s one... […]

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