Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008
Mike Wilcox has posted on Firebug Lite for Dojo and shows how he has taken it beyond
I was most excited about the DOM inspector:
Yes, I did say that a DOM inspector would imitate existing tools. However, I implemented this for a colleague who was struggling with a particularly nasty IE 6.0 bug one day (more like one month), as he expressed a wish to view the dynamic DOM to verify hover states in IE6 â€” the one browser without this tool. Because Firebug Lite already had some nice formatting built in with the dirxml() method, it was just a matter of grabbing the current event target from the onmousemove event, and displaying the result in its own section. The current target is outlined, and clicking on it makes it â€œstickâ€.
As much as everyone loves Firefox, the Dojo team is committed to the Open Web, which means encouraging competition amongst browsers. One way of fostering that competition is through debugging tools, such as Firebug Lite. We are trying to make it as easy as possible to code for large user-base browsers like Internet Explorer, or preferred browsers, like Safari or Opera, orâ€¦ [your favorite browser here].
Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:45 am