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Updated: 2018-04-25T10:47:54.969+12:00

 



You can use a tag in your page to specify a per-p...

2005-07-21T21:22:00.000+12:00

You can use a tag in your page to specify a per-page icon.



since FireFox 1.1 shows a thumbnail of an image in...

2005-07-21T18:23:51.000+12:00

since FireFox 1.1 shows a thumbnail of an image in the tab is it possible for me to specify an image to be used in the tab on my page? i'm not talking about the favicon image, i mean making firefox use an image that displays in the page as the tab icon. so each page will have its own icon.



Cirius: it runs on the client only.luping: You jus...

2005-07-12T20:48:20.000+12:00

Cirius: it runs on the client only.
luping: You just need one of the newest "Deer Park" Firefox builds.



I'm new to this so forgive me if my question s...

2005-07-12T19:15:50.000+12:00

I'm new to this so forgive me if my question sounds incredibly dumb. Where can I find the drawWindow API/plugins and how do I install it? Can anyone point me to some general guide to do this sort of things?
I have a project that can really use this feature. Thank you in advance!



Is there any way to implement this as a php featur...

2005-06-18T15:33:26.000+12:00

Is there any way to implement this as a php feature in a script?
Thanks



I've made data: URLs that were hundreds of kil...

2005-06-16T00:37:41.000+12:00

I've made data: URLs that were hundreds of kilobytes long and they worked.



ROC:"The plan is to have a .toDataURL() metho...

2005-06-15T23:31:06.000+12:00

ROC:
"
The plan is to have a .toDataURL() method that returns a data: URL containing a base64 encoded PNG.
"
In Moz/FF, is there a practical limit to the length of data: URL? I know spec says something like 2KB, but I've seen larger, and it's pertinent for Greasemonkey.
Thanks!



Drawing a DOM element is a bit hard because DOM el...

2005-06-07T11:25:31.000+12:00

Drawing a DOM element is a bit hard because DOM elements are not necessarily rectangular. Suppose you have a window in a paginated context or with a column, and an inline element that breaks across a page or column boundary, then the different pieces of the element could be anywhere. What do you draw in that case? Yes, it would be useful but it's hard to specify and hard to implement.
In many cases you could just clone the content into its own hidden IFRAME and render that.



I see that you've added a drawWindow. I think ...

2005-06-06T16:24:47.000+12:00

I see that you've added a drawWindow. I think it would be pretty useful to be able to draw a DOM Element as well. That would make the canvas a lot more flexible.
Is there a reason why this only works from chrome? Wouldn't a same origin check be sufficient?



Ted: thanks for that! I don't know why it work...

2005-06-04T07:45:04.000+12:00

Ted: thanks for that! I don't know why it worked in my build. I think it also worked in ben's build...



ChrisH: if you can call drawWindow, then you could...

2005-06-04T07:44:15.000+12:00

ChrisH: if you can call drawWindow, then you could just crawl the window's DOM and get the email addresses directly without OCR. There is no new issue here. (Especially because currently Web content can't use this API.)



FYI, this was broken in Deer Park Alpha 1. It shou...

2005-06-04T00:52:44.000+12:00

FYI, this was broken in Deer Park Alpha 1. It should be fixed in the next nightly build. (Thanks biesi!)
the relevant bug



I'm with Chris - I'd love to see a Firefox...

2005-06-03T14:54:35.000+12:00

I'm with Chris - I'd love to see a Firefox sidebar extension that allowed Omniweb style tabs



How long until spammers combine this technology wi...

2005-06-03T12:15:11.000+12:00

How long until spammers combine this technology with OCR, to extract email addresses that are shown as image(s) or generated by javascript? :-(



It is in Deer Park Alpha 1.

2005-06-03T07:37:16.000+12:00

It is in Deer Park Alpha 1.



Roc, do you know if this is in DeerPark Alpha 1?I ...

2005-06-02T23:26:28.000+12:00

Roc, do you know if this is in DeerPark Alpha 1?
I was thinking about taking your code and do something interesting with it...
Thanks



I would like to see this used to improve search. A...

2005-05-20T17:04:53.000+12:00

I would like to see this used to improve search. A rendered page gives a lot of context and information than reading plain html. I can see a program which identifies large blocks of color and high contrast areas, and then OCR-ing them to get a better understanding of a website's contents, as well as relative importances.
Or how about audio browsers for the visually impaired using the generated image and knowledge of the underlying HTML to let users navigate the page "visually"? That should work even on websites that were not designed for accessibility.



I know, I'm just saying that that shows how to...

2005-05-17T03:23:45.000+12:00

I know, I'm just saying that that shows how to get CSS background image loads to block onload.



>(BTW the GECKO_FORCE_PAINT_ONLOAD environment&...

2005-05-17T01:15:14.000+12:00

>(BTW the GECKO_FORCE_PAINT_ONLOAD environment
>variable forces onload to be blocked by CSS
>background image loads.)
last I checked, that environment variable did two things: not only did it it make images block onload, it also dumped each page to a file when done loading... (http://lxr.mozilla.org/seamonkey/source/layout/base/nsDocumentViewer.cpp#1024)



Wow very nice indeed, if only we could have Omniwe...

2005-05-16T02:47:46.000+12:00

Wow very nice indeed, if only we could have Omniweb like Tabs for FireFox, that would be really awesome.
Somebody needs to get onto this and fast!



jed: within a few days, perhapsmichael: someone co...

2005-05-15T22:32:40.000+12:00

jed: within a few days, perhaps
michael: someone could write a remote-controllable XUL app for this
biesi: me? no. But I'm sure you could do this yourself :-). (BTW the GECKO_FORCE_PAINT_ONLOAD environment variable forces onload to be blocked by CSS background image loads.)
Nelson: It needs X. At some point we'll land a version of tetron's null-widget code so that you can run apps without X.



Will this work on a Linux box without an X server?...

2005-05-15T18:55:21.000+12:00

Will this work on a Linux box without an X server? Or do you need an X server to do the pixel rendering? Sorry if this is a naive question, but it's a huge problem when trying to create thumbnails with khtml.



will you add a way to let extension authors know w...

2005-05-15T13:28:17.000+12:00

will you add a way to let extension authors know when a page is completely done loading, i.e. when the background images are there as well?



What I want, on a related note, is some way I can ...

2005-05-15T06:39:46.000+12:00

What I want, on a related note, is some way I can use Gecko to replace html2ps!



Any idea when this will be present in Nightlies?

2005-05-15T00:19:56.000+12:00

Any idea when this will be present in Nightlies?