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."

#117 Re: Smart Cookie Manager

by mjgallow

Saturday September 11th, 2004 11:38 AM

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I think a Smart Cookie Manager is a great idea, but I would also like it to be easier to change the status of cookie exceptions in Mozilla Firefox. I shouldn't have to retype the name of a cookie in my exception list in order to allow it to be blocked or allowed. I should be able to click the cookie name, then click block or allow. It also should be clear that removing a cookie and blocking a cookie are not the same.

It would be nice if there were shortcut keys for the buttons in the cookies exceptions dialog window as well.

Also, sometimes it is a little difficult to know what cookie you want to allow so as to enter a site or utilize a site's functions, especially if you have already decided to block all cookies from that site. If there was a way for your browser to list the cookies of the current page being viewed, that would be really helpful, especially if it could tell which cookies originate from the web site and which do not.