Proposals for Incorporating Machine Learning in Mozilla Firefox

Friday June 18th, 2004

Blake Ross writes: "I will be doing research this summer at Stanford with Professor Andrew Ng about how we can incorporate machine learning into Firefox. We're looking for ideas that will make Firefox 2.0 blow every other browser out of the water. People who come up with the best 3-5 ideas win Gmail accounts, and if we implement your idea you'll be acknowledged in both our paper and in Firefox credits. Your idea will also be appreciated by the millions of people who use Firefox :-). We'll also entertain Thunderbird proposals."

#100 Re: Re: Re: Remembering paths for file types

by Ashmodai <>

Friday June 25th, 2004 6:20 AM

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Indeed. Something like the select folder dialog when adding a bookmark would be great, especially if the listed directories were the most used ones, not just the ones you recently used. What might become a problem if sorting it by filetype would be that most sites still deliver videos as text/plain (i.e. no special MIME type defined), therefore I'd suggest not sorting it by filetype or IF SO only to sort it by extension.

On a related note ever since I installed Firefox 0.9 MPEGs automatically receive the additional extension MP2 (I blame WinAmp actually), which might be intended to be useful but becomes annoying fast. If Firefox wants to add MIME type based extensions to a file it should provide an option to disable that "feature". Useful for images served via PHP or other dynamic scripts, but annoying for everything else.