#37 Mozilla Sidebar

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2004-11-30
2002-12-05
Scott Sorrentino
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The Mozilla web browser (and some of the browsers using
it for a rendering engine) allows a user to put custom
content on the sidebar. For Slash-based sites, it
would be desirable to have a custom page displaying the
most recent headlines in a nice, graphical format for
inclusion in that menu bar.

In an effort to not be one of those people who just
makes feature requests but provides no suggestion of
how to implement it, I offer an example implementation.
I have set up a task to be run by slashd that will
take the generated "sitename".xml file and output an
html page for inclusion in the Mozilla sidebar.
Whether it is suitable as-is or just a reference for a
more integrated solution is up to the powers that be ;)

I have a mini project page set up at <a
href="http://www.perldude.org/projects/slash-mozbar/">http://www.perldude.org/projects/slash-mozbar/</a>
in case you are interested at taking a peek ;)

Discussion

  • Rob Malda
    Rob Malda
    2003-01-14

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    Pater, weren't you working on this elsewhere?

     
  • Rob Malda
    Rob Malda
    2003-01-14

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    In case anyone was looking at the code I referenced on
    PerlDude.org, there have been a couple bugfixes since I
    initially posted this.

    Saw some activity here and wanted to add an FYI ;)

     
  • Rob Malda
    Rob Malda
    2004-11-30

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