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."
by Ashmodai <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Friday June 25th, 2004 7:02 AM
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I think that's pretty much covered in the auto-fix (or rather "suggest corrections") thread a bit higher. A protocol correction would be handy as well. Oftenly, when dealing with "sponsored" links, you'll get URLs like <http://www.example.com/fo…p;http://www.example.net/> When copying the URL and removing the first part (which simply redirects you or opens a different URL on a random basis) you might accidently leave the & in place and get something like this: &<http://www.example.net/> which sometimes only triggers an alert() in Firefox. If you have switched to a different tab in the meantime, it might happen that the URL is gone and the tab only shows a blank page. A good solution would be an error page like "Error: &http is not a registed protocol. Did you mean <http://www.example.net/> ?" or so. This would fit nicely with the domain extension sniffing/fixing suggested earlier.