November 2003 Entries

Herrefrokost 4.0

Notice: This entry is only available in Danish.

HerrefrokostI weekenden var jeg til Herrefrokost 4.0. Formålet med frokosterne at samle nogle mennesker sammen til en eller anden form for aktivitet, derefter lidt at spise, for bagefter at blive "højkulturelle", det hele udfra et "for egen regnings princip".

Vi var hele dagen, kl 14 til kl 02, på Odd Fellow Palæet. Et helt perfekt sted at holde en herrefrokost. Der kom så en Personlig Stylist fra Magasin du Nord og skulle hjælpe os med at finde på gode julegaver til vores kærester/koner/elskerinder/etc. Ganske spændende!

Menuen vi fik var helt fantastisk. Der blev holdt bryllup neden i stueetagen så vi fik bryllupsmenuen.

Jordskokkecremesuppe lavet på musling bouillon med pighvar, jordskokkechips .og krydderurte creme.

Filet af dådyr ryg pakket med persille og spinat, serveret med skiver af helstegt kølle, hertil en vaniljestegt polenta, Provencalsktårn, glasseret skorzonerrødder og svampe samt en kraftig kalve glace med trøfler.

Pære, pære, pære. serveret på 3 forskellige måder pæremazarin , pæresuppe og pæresorbet hertil en haselnøddetruilles og blomme/chilisirup.

November 28, 2003 11:54 AM | Permalink | 1 Comments | 0 TrackBacks

Missing carat

I'm having problems seeing the cursor at Click in the text input field and a cursor should be seen. But I dont see one.

in build 20030916-04 (plain Mozilla) it works
in build 20030917-04 (plain Mozilla) it doesn't work
it also works in Mozilla Firebird 0.7 but not in nightly Mozilla Firebird builds.

I've tried to see what changed between those dates but I'm not 100% what might be cauing the problem.

Can anybody verify that it's the attachment in bug 69355 that's causing the problem?

November 27, 2003 09:46 PM | Permalink | 2 Comments | 0 TrackBacks

Small Screen Rendering XPI

Disruptive Innovations is happy to offer you this extension to the Mozilla Application Suite allowing to check if a web site renders well on a cellphone's screen. This addon installs a new menu entry "Small Screen Rendering" in the View menu. Selecting it toggles on/off the Small Screen Rendering mode. This does not work with pages using framesets.
Read and install

November 27, 2003 09:27 PM | Permalink | 0 Comments | 0 TrackBacks

NSPR 4.4.1 has been released

NSPR 4.4.1 has been released. Please see the NSPR 4.4.1 release notes at
for the changes in NSPR 4.4.1.
Netscape Portable Runtime (NSPR) provides a platform-neutral API for system level and libc like functions. The API is used in the Mozilla client, many of Netscape/AOL/iPlanet's and other software offerings.

November 27, 2003 09:15 AM | Permalink | 1 Comments | 0 TrackBacks

Mozilla Overlays: A New Way to Combine XML Documents

What do you do if XML information is split across several documents? The Mozilla platform has a neat solution to this problem. Documents written in Mozilla's XUL dialect of XML can be merged automatically into a single, final document using a system called overlays. Nigel McFarlane describes the overlay system in this article.
Read the article

November 27, 2003 08:40 AM | Permalink | 0 Comments | 0 TrackBacks

Explorer 6 users told to stop scripting

Security researchers in Denmark are warning users to disable "active scripting" in Microsoft's Internet Explorer 6.0 Web browser to prevent attackers from targeting and taking remote control of their PCs. The latest vulnerabilities "allow malicious Web sites and viruses to bypass the security zone settings in Internet Explorer."
Read the article

November 27, 2003 08:36 AM | Permalink | 0 Comments | 0 TrackBacks

Mozilla Mug

Mozilla MugI just recieved my second Mozilla Mug from the Mozilla Activism CafeShop at CafePress. The first one was broken when I recieved it so I complained and got an email a few hours later saying they would send me a new mug and no need to send the old one back. Otherwise it would have been a real expensive mug. So thanx for the great service CafePress!

November 26, 2003 07:53 AM | Permalink | 1 Comments | 0 TrackBacks

XUL, From XP to Longhorn and IE

An Introductory Tour of Mozilla's XUL
Developing web applications, but fed up with bending HTML? Too busy to learn .NET? Be cool, use XUL (pronounced "zool").

"Longhorn": Huge Jump From XP
Internet Explorer has a slimmer look now, which reminded us a bit of Apple's Safari. Also like Safari, the version of IE included with the Longhorn preview offers pop-up blocking and a download manager - both firsts for IE. (The tabbed browsing that distinguishes Safari and Mozilla, among other browsers, remains absent, however.)

New IE may burst pop-up bubble

November 25, 2003 08:32 AM | Permalink | 1 Comments | 0 TrackBacks

File structure and branding problems

Just a quick look at the different file structures and file name for the products:
Has all files located under a directory called: MozillaFirebird
So the exe file is MozillaFirebird\MozillaFirebird.exe
Comment: This is a nice naming. No problems here. Branding and naming is good!
Has all files located under a directory called: thunderbird
So the exe file is thunderbird\thunderbird.exe
Comment: Directory and EXE file should be called MozillaThunderbird! Inconsistent with Mozilla Firebird. Bad!
Has all files located under a directory called: bin
So the exe file is bin\mozilla.exe
Comment: Directory and EXE file should be called MozillaSuite or perhaps just Mozilla! Inconsistent with Mozilla Firebird/Thunderbird. Bad!
Has all files located under a directory called: bin
So the exe file is bin\mozilla.exe
Comment: Same problem as in
Has all files located under a directory called: mozilla
So the exe file is mozilla\mozilla.exe
Comment: Why the directory suddenly is called mozilla I dont know. It should use the same name as in

A couple of related bugs:
- File structure problem. thunderbird should be MozillaThunderbird
- rename "bin" dir in zipfile to "mozilla"

November 23, 2003 01:54 PM | Permalink | 5 Comments | 0 TrackBacks

Software I use

Some people have been asking me what applications I use, so I'll try to list them. I use Windows XP.

Browser & Mail:
- Mozilla
- Mozilla Mail
I dont use Mozilla Firebird and Mozilla Thunderbird since I like the integration of the browser and mailclient into one product. Small stuff like being able to press CTRL+N all over the application to get a new browser window, etc. Eventually I will move to the two birds.

File Management:
- Total Commander (A file manager and FTP manager that rocks)

- UltraEdit (Best editor for Windows ever)

- Microsoft Office
- (The UI in is still to nerdy and there's still missing a lot of stuff compared to MS Office)

November 23, 2003 10:40 AM | Permalink | 3 Comments | 0 TrackBacks

Sun and AOL form StarOffice pact for cheap desktops

Fresh off a major Linux desktop win in China, Sun Microsystems has found a PC friend closer to home with AOL now piloting a program to ship sub-$300 desktops running StarOffice.
Read more

DicOOo integration
DicOOo will be included in future ISO images. DicOOo is a dictionaries installer written in OOobasic under LGPL. It's multiplateform (Windows, Linux, Solaris, Mac), has two level of installation (single user, multi-users), support all version of OOo and is self update. It's actually distributed as a sxw file on mirrors.

November 20, 2003 10:24 PM | Permalink | 0 Comments | 0 TrackBacks

Cookie theft vulnerability in Safari

It seems like that Safari i vulnerable to a cookie theft:
it appears that Apple's Safari is vulnerable to the old Mozilla/IE cookie theft vulnerability outlined by Marc Slemko Marc posted a nice demo so that you can verify the vulnerability.
Read more

November 20, 2003 10:01 PM | Permalink | 0 Comments | 0 TrackBacks

Lidt om TDC's penge

Bare lige lidt om TDC som jeg arbejder for:
55% om vores omsætning er uden for Danmark. I 1995 var det kun 2%.
44% af vores indtjening er uden for Danmark.
52% af vores kunder er uden for Danmark.

Jeg sidder i Privat Online og laver online tjenester til vores portal, bla webmail, news, foto, etc.

November 20, 2003 09:57 PM | Permalink | 0 Comments | 0 TrackBacks

Slow Acrobat Reader

If you're fed up with how slow Acrobat Reader 6.0 loads, here's how to make it faster by removing all the unused plug-ins. I have not seen any missing functionality by doing this.

Here's how to do it:
- 1. Go to C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader (replace the C if you installed on another drive, like I did).
- 2. Create a new folder called plug_ins_disabled.
- 3. Move all files and folders from the plug_ins folder to the plug_ins_disabled folder except EWH32.api and search.api. There should only be these 2 files in the plug_ins folder.
- 4. Done

November 18, 2003 09:11 PM | Permalink | 19 Comments | 2 TrackBacks

Roaming moving forward

Pete and Ben are moving forward with the roaming support for Mozilla. Roaming is the ability to have your browser and mail setup files located on a remote server so that you can move around without having to setup your browser and mail client again and again.
For more info check out bug 124029

November 17, 2003 09:50 AM | Permalink | 0 Comments | 0 TrackBacks

New website

MozillaThe new website has gone live. It's soo much better than the previous one. I never really knew where to point "normal" users to when I told them to use Mozilla. But that's over now. Great job.

I just have one problem which I also reported.
Why does the logo, shown here to the right have that vertical line? A logo should be a logo. That's it!

November 14, 2003 08:52 PM | Permalink | 3 Comments | 0 TrackBacks

Once again spam at

Once again the newsgroups at has been filled with spam mails. The last time it happend was a week ago. Damn damn damn. Hate spam in newsgroups.

November 14, 2003 02:32 PM | Permalink | 0 Comments | 0 TrackBacks

Flaws in Windows and Opera

Five new flaws for Microsoft
Microsoft has released five new patches, of which three have been given the company's highest alert rating of critical, for its operating systems and applications.

Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 6
Security issues identified in Internet Explorer could allow an attacker to compromise systems with Internet Explorer installed (even if it is not used as the Web browser).

November 13, 2003 09:31 AM | Permalink | 0 Comments | 0 TrackBacks


I use both IE and Mozilla Firebird for browsing. I like to check if my site/web apps I develop looks good and works as intended in both of these browsers. So I built application which has both IE and Mozilla embedded in it. Now I can check out how any site looks in both browsers instantly. The screenshot show Yahoo rendered by both IE (on top) and Mozilla (below).
Read the blog entry

November 12, 2003 09:04 AM | Permalink | 0 Comments | 0 TrackBacks

Mozilla going to the White House, K-Meleon, etc

Mozilla going to the White House?
Computers at Campaign HQ of US Presidential Hopeful Wesley Clark Run Mozilla. Read the blog entry.

K-Meleon 0.8
K-Meleon is a lite Web browser based on Gecko. It's fast, has a minimal interface, and it is fully standards-compliant. K-Meleon 0.8 is based on the Mozilla 1.5 codebase. Release notes. Download.

Why Mozilla Matters
Mozilla has some tricks up its sleeve -- such as the DOM Level 2 Traversal and Range API, which Mozilla supports but IE does not. This API enables live interaction with fragments of XML documents.
Read the article

November 12, 2003 08:52 AM | Permalink | 0 Comments | 0 TrackBacks

Newsletter and 680m13 Newsletter Issue 5 is out there. Highlights in the newsletter:
- StarOffice 7 among the top 10 software products on
- More very good reviews for StarOffice 7 and
- Denmark urges government support for open source
- Vietnam embracing open-source products
and much more...

680 m13 Snapshot will be released soon. It doesn't have any new features it's bugfix release only. When it's released you'll find it at the mirrors.

November 11, 2003 05:28 PM | Permalink | 0 Comments | 0 TrackBacks

Mozilla Firebird Installer

Mozilla Firebird now has an installer which makes the installation on Windows much easier.
Download the Mozilla Firebird Installer

See all the dialogs from the installer:

November 10, 2003 01:08 PM | Permalink | 0 Comments | 0 TrackBacks

Make all your tables sortable

If you ever developed a webapplication you properly had the problem of sorting rows of data. Normally you just submit another query and sort the data in the backend. But with the small JavaScript you can now lower the load on your webserver and do the sorting client side!
sorttable: Make all your tables sortable

November 10, 2003 09:18 AM | Permalink | 1 Comments | 0 TrackBacks

CVS Change Policy (Toolkit, Firebird)

The Browser partition consisting of the directories mozilla/toolkit, mozilla/browser and mozilla/chrome, will be opened on 11/10 to anybody with Seamonkey CVS write access.
The current checkin policy is described here

November 10, 2003 09:05 AM | Permalink | 0 Comments | 0 TrackBacks

Windows XP Service Pack 2

IE 6.05, Pop-Up Ad Blocking to Debut in Windows XP SP2
You won't need to wait for Longhorn in late 2005 to get pop-up ad blocking in Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE). Microsoft will release IE 6.05 as part of Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2), which is due in the first half of 2004.

Windows XP Service Pack 2: A Developer's View

November 09, 2003 09:09 PM | Permalink | 1 Comments | 1 TrackBacks

Spis, køb, aktier og Mexico

Notice: This entry is only available in Danish.

I forgårs spiste vi på Govindas Restaurant som er en indisk vegetar restuarant. Jeg har boet et år i indien og har ikke faktisk ikke siden fået sådan rigtig standard basic indisk mad. Men mine minder blev vagt til live. Og ikke de gode. I dag står det mig lidt overraskende at jeg rent faktisk overlevede 1 år i Indien. Jeg er nu altså bare ikke til basic indisk mad. Indisk mad fra de større Indiske restuarenter i København er ganske glimrende og meget anderledes end det man får hos Govindas Restaurant. Desuden havde resuarenten fået to negative smileys i træk fra og en bøde på kr. 9.000,- ved den sidste kontrol, men det så vi først da vi gik ud. Vi er dog ikke blevet syge endnu.

November 07, 2003 05:02 PM | Permalink | 0 Comments | 0 TrackBacks

1.5% speedup on page load

Cool cool checkin:
inline nsIContent document and parent getters

I got about a 1.5% speedup on page load by inlining GetDocument and GetParent on nsIContent. To deal with GenericDOMDataNode overloading the low two bits of the parent pointer, I just always mask those in GetParent(). I don't believe that's going to slow anything down since a single AND instruction is still cheaper than a virtual function call. I also inline an overloaded GetParent() in the subclasses that don't use those bits for anything, so that they don't pay a penalty.

Mozilla just gets faster and faster! I loove open source. Internet Explorer has not really evolved for too many years.

November 07, 2003 01:20 PM | Permalink | 0 Comments | 0 TrackBacks

Multiple IE's in Windows

I, like so many other's, have struggled with ways to test designs, css, etc. in multiple versions of Internet Explorer. Usually the only solutions were to have multiple OS's installed on multiple partitions, or running some sort of emulation software such as VMWare. While working on a project recently that I realized at the last second would be running in Internet Explorer 5.5, I had an immediate need to test this application in this browser.

Read the article

You can download IE packages from here

November 07, 2003 11:06 AM | Permalink | 1 Comments | 0 TrackBacks

netscape.public.mozilla newsgroups spammed!

This morning when I started my Mozilla Mail I noticed that the groups had a lot of new messages in all of my subscribed newsgroups. Around 80-90 new messages.

And it turnes out that once again someone spammed the newsgroups! I'm so tired of these newsgroups spams. Properly like anyone else.

Perhaps this is the incident that could pave the way so that the newsgroups at no longer are open for the public, just like that. So that you have to subscribe to them.

I've filed a bug long time ago just about this.

November 07, 2003 10:46 AM | Permalink | 0 Comments | 0 TrackBacks

1.6a and XAML

Mozilla previews next version of Internet software
Never one to rest on its laurels, the Mozilla Organisation has released a preview of the next version of its eponymous Internet software suite, less than a month since it finished the last. The latest release incorporates half a dozen or so new features including: 'one of the most requested Mozilla Mail features' - optional separate Recipient and Sender columns in thread pane; support for Navigator windows to be layered or anchored 'always in front' or 'always in back' and much more.

Included in Microsoft Longhorn, the next version of Windows will be XAML which is nothing more than another monopoly-styled move to pull the carpet from under Mozilla's open XUL, which is already partially supported in Safari 1.1.
Read more about Longhorn

November 04, 2003 09:00 AM | Permalink | 1 Comments | 1 TrackBacks
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