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Four New Mozilla Sites Launch

Thursday July 29th, 2004

Four new Mozilla websites have launched recently. The first site, the Mozilla AOM Reference, guides Mozilla developers through the Mozilla Application Object Model (AOM), which is similar to the Document Object Model (DOM) but used to manipulate the Mozilla application itself rather than Web pages.

The Rumbling Edge is a new weblog that tracks the latest developments in Mozilla Thunderbird. The site is very similar to The Burning Edge, which tracks the latest Mozilla Firefox checkins, but is run by a different person.

Andrew Turnbull's Mozilla Network provides links to the latest Mozilla Application Suite and Mozilla Firefox versions, as well as a comprehensive list of links to older releases. In addition, several frequently asked questions are answered.

Finally, Firedfox, a parody of the official Firefox site, has been launched.


#1 Hmm...

by khlo

Thursday July 29th, 2004 10:31 AM

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Great @ Rumbling Edge, that'll be pretty useful. Firedfox looks like it's been Mozillazined, I get "The web site you are trying to access has exceeded its allocated data transfer." ;)

#2 Re: Hmm...

by mlefevre

Thursday July 29th, 2004 11:00 AM

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Yeah, it went over earlier as well, after being on Asa's blog.

Someone needs to give the guy some real web space...

#3 Mirror

by Simplex

Thursday July 29th, 2004 11:06 AM

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#4 AOM the best of the lot

by Waldo_2

Thursday July 29th, 2004 11:11 AM

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AOM looks to be the most valuable of the sites by far. It's too bad there's no good way to help him with it. The best I can find is public web-based CVS access, which would allow access to the files but makes it difficult to edit them. I'm sure with some anonymous CVS access he could get a few people to help him out with it, submitting patches to help him update things. For example, I've seen several spelling errors (I'm not trying to be critical, but they will detract from the overall experience for some) in the site in various places. Being able to send in patches would make this simpler than just pointing out the files and expecting him to make the fixes (and in the case of spelling, in as uncritical a way as I can say it, that would probably be non-trivial).

#5 Re: AOM the best of the lot

by Waldo_2

Thursday July 29th, 2004 11:44 AM

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After looking at the planned features page, it appears a feedback is on his to-do list.

#6 Andrew Turnbull's Mozilla Network

by zachariah

Thursday July 29th, 2004 12:18 PM

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Strange that Andrew didn't mention <http://www.wamcom.org/> for the OS8/9 Mozilla 1.3.1 builds.

#9 Re: Andrew Turnbull's Mozilla Network

by Gunnar

Thursday July 29th, 2004 4:49 PM

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He did, indirectly:

Going here: <http://community.wvu.edu/…illa/mozilla_archive.html>

will take you to here: <http://www.t3.rim.or.jp/~harunaga/mozilla-macos9/>

Which in turn links to Wamcom :-)

#11 Re: Re: Andrew Turnbull's Mozilla Network

by Andrew_T

Thursday July 29th, 2004 10:00 PM

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Thanks for the suggestion; I added a link to WaMCom on the index page with tonight's update.

#12 Re: Re: Andrew Turnbull's Mozilla Network

by Andrew_T

Thursday July 29th, 2004 10:16 PM

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Thanks for the suggestion; I added a link to WaMCom on the index page with tonight's update.

#7 To whoever owns Firedfox

by DamianMoran

Thursday July 29th, 2004 12:40 PM

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I will provide hosting if you want, php/mysql etc on a fast box. Mail me: Damian at pcbboard.com

#8 bummer

by Smigit

Thursday July 29th, 2004 3:59 PM

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i really wanted to see firedfox. lol. ahh well, yeah get some hosting, id lend you mine but i dont have enough. Geocities has a limit of like a few hundred meg shared at a time and is simply horrible for any site with 10+ hits. Ill be checking back but.

#10 Re: bummer

by Smigit

Thursday July 29th, 2004 8:10 PM

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ok got into it, that was highly amusing.

#13 Andrew Turnbull's Mozilla Network

by Andrew_T

Thursday July 29th, 2004 10:30 PM

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I maintain one of the websites mentioned above, and I decided to make a few revisions to my website shortly after this article was posted:

Added "work in progress" disclaimer to index page. Added mention of this article on index page. Added "Recommended" status to Mozilla Firefox on index page. Added WaMCom link on index page. Added links to Mozilla application suite and Firefox archive pages immediately adjacent to latest-version table on index page. Added "Are Mozilla, Firefox, and other Mozilla products available on CD-ROM?/Is a printed manual available?" entry to Questions and Answers section.

I was pleasently surprised to see my own website mentioned on the website of a community as large as MozillaZine, and will take any feedback that results into consideration when I revise the site in the future.

Some plans I have in the future are to add various screenshots when appropriate, and improve and modernize the site's appearance and make it look less like a relic from the Netscape 3.0 era! In fact, the "The Network" button at the very bottom of the page (which links to my personal website) IS the Netscape 3.0 "Home" button!

#14 Mozilla Application Object Model (AOM)

by spliffster

Friday July 30th, 2004 12:45 AM

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this is really great stuff and extremely usefull! thank you michael for your contribution.

#15 What about the DOM?

by Jugalator

Friday July 30th, 2004 6:17 AM

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Is this the site for that reference: <http://www.mozilla.org/docs/dom/domref/>

If yes, how do I find for example what properties the 'table' object supports?

The DOM Element Reference here: <http://www.mozilla.org/do…om/domref/dom_el_ref.html> ... just show what *all* elements share.

Or is the document still under construction?

Wouldn't this document be more important than the AOM? :-/

#16 Firedfox site and a popup

by neilparks1

Friday July 30th, 2004 9:52 AM

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I visited the "Firedfox" parody page using FF 0.9.2, and was surprised to see a stupid pop up ad for CheapTickets.com .

FF developers: Please investigate that site and try to see how it is defeating FF's pop up blocking. Thank you.

#17 Frightful coding on the AOM page

by miken32

Friday July 30th, 2004 10:25 AM

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Do a view source on the 'AOM' reference page, and you're in for quite a shock. I would have thought this would be the perfect venue for an XUL interface. Instead we get row upon row of Javascript and tables!

#18 Andrew Turnbull's site is very hard to read

by neilparks1

Friday July 30th, 2004 1:50 PM

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Great idea for a website, but the FAQ are next to impossible to read because there isn't enough contrast between the pale blue text and the black background.

#19 zap colors to make pages readable

by trock <mozillazine@askneil.com>

Tuesday August 3rd, 2004 10:30 AM

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If you run firefox try bookmarklets' zap colors to make the page readable. I used to hate sites with dark backgrounds; now I can just make them readable (I put the bookmarklet on my toolbar...)

Look for "zap colors" on this page:

<http://www.squarefree.com/bookmarklets/zap.html>