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Firefox is an open-source web browser developed by Mozilla

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How to determine the reason why Firefox has poor performance on my web application?

I am developing a complex web application, which is working fine on Chrome and IE, but recently has developed huge performance issues on Firefox which lead us to block it's usage completely to avoid a ...
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Distribute a XUL Application using Firefox binary

I'm going to release a XUL Application to my users. It is a freeware (and maybe it will be opensource-ed later). Previously I used to package it with XULRunner and ship them all to the end user. Now I ...
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The future of application cache in HTML 5 [closed]

I had previously deployed application storage in HTML5 to great success in the deployment stage of a few client projects. I used the app cache feature mostly as a way to allow my clients to remotely ...
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Web browser resetting connection

I have a web application that is hosted on an embedded device. This device has its own basic web server that can serve content just like any other web server. The web application in question is ...
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Performance increase by only attach onblur handler inside of onfocus handler?

Given a web page with input fields, does it have a performance difference whether or not you assign the onblur handler inside of the onfocus handler like so: var inputFields = document....
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How do I find the JavaScript that is invoked when I click on a button or a link in a web-page (part of a data mining project)?

I tried to use the 'inspect element' of the firebug addon for Firefox but it doesn't give me any link to the javascript. For example I got this from the firebug add-on: <a href="javascript:"> ...
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Why HTML select is not searchable by default?

I was wondering why the default select tag of HTML, for example: <select name="company_name"> <option value=""></option> <option value="1">Company 1</option> ...
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Suggestion on how to fill a web form (several times) [closed]

I need to fill a form using data from a CSV file. I was planning to use CURL+PHP to do it, but then I realized the form has several steps (one on each page), plus it uses javascript to fill hidden ...
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When opening pdf's in browser, why is "inspect element" available and "view source" not?

When opening pdf's in Chrome and Firefox, the "view source" button is greyed out. "Inspect elemet," however, reveals HTML. Are the browsers simply downloading the file and generating html to display ...
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Does IE have more strict Javascript parsing than Chrome?

This is not meant to start a religio-technical browser war - I still prefer Chrome, at least for now, but: Because of a perhaps Chrome-related problem with my web page (see also), I temporarily ...
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Why Firefox caching work will reset in version 3 but version 16 don't?

I am developing a web application and have the app deployed into Tomcat server. Tested on IE and Firefox and are working fine. Meaning when I close the browser and reopen the app, the data will be ...
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Why do browsers leak memory?

A colleague and I were speaking about browsers (using a browser control object in a project), and it appears as plain as day that all browsers (Firefox, Chrome, IE, Opera) display the same ...
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Benefits of rapid release development cycle adopted by the Mozilla Foundation

Which the real benefits of rapid release development cycle adopted by the Mozilla Foundation in comparison with the strategy adopted previously?
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What are advantages and disadvantages of browser rapid release cycles for web developers?

Chrome and Firefox have now rapid release cycles. Also Opera is starting to get speed and Internet Explorer should take the high road soon. I am a web developer. What does that mean for me? What ...
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What is Mozilla's new release management strategy? [closed]

I saw today that Firefox released a new version (5). I tried reading about what was added and ran into this link. It states that: Mozilla has launched Firefox 5, a new version of the popular open ...
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How should you approach supporting rapidly-updating web browsers?

Today, Firefox 5 was released. If all goes according to plan, Firefox 7 will be out by the end of the year. Firefox has adopted the Google Chrome development model wherein version numbers are largely ...
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Are Chrome Developer Tools an adequate substitute for Firebug?

Are Chrome Developer Tools an adequate substitute for Firebug? I'm learning how to develop simple web apps using Django. The book I have recommends installing Firefox/Firebug. I'm used to Chrome and ...
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Is 'Aurora' a good release paradigm?

As we all know, there is 'alpha', and 'beta' release status. Mozilla Firefox, however, labels its releases differently: 'nightly', 'aurora', 'beta'. Is this an example to follow? Is aurora the new ...
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How do you feel about browsers getting into the low level intricacies?

i was working on a website with FF4 and while resizing an element with Firebug, FF4 just crashed my nVidia Display Driver. Fortunately Windows 7 was able to help me by recovering from this serious ...
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Detect frameworks and/or CMS utilized on websites in Firefox

I'm redesigning the website for my academic library and am examining other sites to determine to identify the technologies used. Things like: Web frameworks Javascript frameworks Server-side ...
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Arguments to homologate Firefox in a Company

I developed a web project for my company and this project was designed to use Mozilla Firefox (including the javascript (jQuery)). However, now the company wants the project to be transferred to ...
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