JavaScript 1.6

With the upcoming release of Firefox 1.5 Mozilla have decided to increase their JavaScript version number to 1.6. There are basically three new features since 1.5: ECMAScript 4 XML Array Extras Array and String generics Array and String generics means that some of the methods that are available on Array.prototype and String.prototype are now also ...

For Each Loop in Mozilla

I’m not entirely sure when Mozilla started to support for each loops but I guess it was part of the E4X code checkins. Anyway, I was totally shocked when I saw it and I fired up a quick test. var o = {a: "A", b: "B", c: "C"}; for each (var v in o) { ...

Fixed Atom 1.0 Feed

When Atom reached 1.0 I updated my Atom 0.3 feed to a 1.0 template I found on the internet. Unfortunately there was a bug in it. I don’t know if it ever worked? I thought it did… well, now I’ve fixed the bug in the given template. While debugging this I managed to delete my ...

Ajax is so 1999

Like you didn’t know that already? Scott Isaacs from back in 1997 has a series going at his blog. Scott is one of the original DHTML guys and he wrote useful stuff when most other people were stuck on animating layers. He is also one of guys behind DOM level 1. Well worth a visit ...

Back

I’m back from my short summer vacation. While on vacation I managed to have my 30th birthday. Life is good…

JScript Object Memory Leak

We all know that the memory leaks in Internet Explorer are horrible. However we’ve found ways (often making beautiful code really ugly) around these issus. My general guideline has always been to make sure that you don’t keep any reference betwen JScript objects and DOM/COM objects (and the other way around) as well as make ...

Stop-Reload-Button in Firefox

One nice little extension I usually install on Firefox is an extension that merges the reload and stop button. It hides the stop button when it is disabled and shows the reload button when the stop button is not available. However, the extension is not compatible with DPA2 or the latest nighlies. After installing and ...

Some Real IE7 News

I guess you all seen and maybe even tried Internet Explorer 7 Beta 1 by now. To me it wasn’t very surprising. Dissapointing? Yes. Well, according to Chris Wilson, the following bugs have already been fixed and we’ll see them in beta 2: HTML 4.01 ABBR tag Improved (though not yet perfect) <object> fallback CSS ...

Screen Readers Suck

There has been some mumbling about accessibiliy and javascript for quite some time now and today I read the following at the DOM Scripting Task Force blog: It’s also all but impossible for some applications, such as Google Maps. In fact, after some preliminary testing our own Derek Featherstone was so dismayed by the state ...

DOM Scripting Task Force

I guess you’ve all seen the DHTML… ehmm… DOM Scriptiping Task Force over at The Web Standards Project by now. It’s about time someone realized that DHTML is not just An outdated scripting technique that is mainly characterized by the changes it makes to the style properties of certain elements, and by the use of ...