As the documentation cycle for Firefox 3 starts winding down, I find myself thinking, “Okay, I know there are places where these docs are less than helpful, but I don’t really know where they are, since I’m not in the trenches furiously trying to update add-ons to work with Firefox 3.”
So here’s my poser for you: if you’re working on updating an add-on to work properly on Firefox 3, what problems have you run into in terms of finding the relevant documentation or comprehending the documentation that’s there? Where are we missing sample code where it seems like any half-witted buffoon would know that documentation should have sample code?
Given the huge amount of documentation that’s been written anew or overhauled for Firefox 3, it’s a given that stuff has been missed or done less than ideally. But it’s also a given that I’m probably not aware of many of the deficiencies. So if you’re banging your head on your desk or cursing my name, let us know about it! We can’t fix it if we’re unaware of the problems, so make sure we’re aware of them.
If you like, you can do that by simply commenting on this blog post, but if you really want to make my day, you can file a bug report against MDC’s “Documentation Requests” component.
You can also infer from this request for your input that we’re looking forward to seeing more extensions updated for Firefox 3 compatibility!