[thelist] tools requiring/using remote server connection (was RE: ajax broken with url rewriting)

Mark Groen evolt at markgroen.com
Tue Oct 31 09:51:58 CST 2006

On Tue, 2006-10-31 at 07:13 -0800, Joel D Canfield wrote:
> > http://www.joehewitt.com/software/firebug/
> this is the second tool I've installed recently that filters whatever
> I'm doing through the developer's web server to function.
> is this common, or becoming so? due to my experience with the other FF
> add-on (it never did connect to their server, so I've yet to see the
> tool work) I'm leary of growing dependent on a tool that requires
> someone else's web server to be online/available.
> I'm also leary of a tool which does this but allows me to discover it on
> my own rather than stating up front "we'll essentially be hijacking the
> address field of your browser when you use our tool" (one of my personal
> quirks is that I tend to look at the address bar more than the browser
> title, so when it's wonky, it bothers me.)
> is it just me?

Nope, wouldn't touch that one with a ten foot pole either. Don't think
I'm paranoid, just careful because there doesn't seem to be any reason
why inspecting/querying the DOM needs to go anywhere but to my own
OS/browser if I'm serving up from localhost. Correct me if I'm wrong...



More information about the thelist mailing list