Feb 182008

This is one of the more exciting new features — to me — in Firefox 3.  It’s now possible for web sites to register themselves as handlers for protocols.  For example, if you have a web mail service, it can register to handle “mailto” URLs, which is really an enormous convenience.

Although the DOM method registerProtocolHandler() has been documented for a while now, Mark Finkle has finally added to MDC a how-to guide for how to implement a web-based protocol handler.

If you have a web site that might benefit from implementing a web-based protocol handler, be sure to check this out!

 Posted by at 1:42 AM
Feb 112008

I’ve been watching L&O this season again, for the first time in a couple of years.  I really like the addition of Jeremy Sisto to the cast.  He makes a great counter to Jesse L. Martin’s suaveness.  It’s great to see a team of such different personalities (that still get along well) together again; this may be the best matchup since Chris Noth and Jerry Orbach.

Hopefully this matchup, in combination with being one of the few new things on TV other than reality stuff, will save L&O and give us another season.

 Posted by at 4:45 PM
Feb 082008

I’m still somewhat in recovery mode post-surgery, so I’m pretty tired most of the time.  As a result, I’m mostly working on low-hanging fruit.  Documentation issues that don’t take a lot of time or energy to work on, that kind of thing.

If there are major documentation issues that need to be addressed, please bring them to my attention and I’ll make sure they get done.  But for the time being, I’m not looking specifically for big stuff to work on, so unless someone makes a request, I probably won’t be touching the big stuff.  Sorry about that!

 Posted by at 5:03 PM
Feb 042008

I’m back on duty.  I’m not 100% yet, but I’m working again.  I spent today wading through email, which was mostly repeated comments on two or three specific bugs, thankfully.

A few comments on things I’ve been thinking about:

JavaScript Reference

A few people have commented that they’re not thrilled with the reorganization of the JavaScript Reference to split off the non-inherited functions into a separate prototype page.  For example:



I find myself agreeing that while this might be technically correct to separate these, it makes the documentation less useful.  This is something we’ll have to revisit pretty soon.

Element IDs

While I was out, the IDs of certain elements in the browser changed in an attempt to fix a certain problem.  After a great deal of discussion, it looks like these will be switched back to their previous values.  The documentation has already been updated for the new names, and will need to be reverted — which I’ll do once it’s a done deal that they will be reverted.

Microsoft: Slayer of Openness and All That Is Good And Right

I think the title of this section of this post pretty much says it all.  Leave your hands off Yahoo!, you thugs.

 Posted by at 5:31 PM