bow down before the one you serve

I fancy myself a bit of a JavaScript wiz, but this thing is humbling.

5 comments to “bow down before the one you serve”

  1. Darin
    entered 20 June 2004 @ 8:03 pm

    Unfortunately, Firefox crashed on me while resizing the columns of the grid control :-(

    Hopefully talkback will show something interesting…

  2. entered 21 June 2004 @ 11:11 am

    That’s a pretty neat widget indeed. For more humbling JavaScript wizardry, try Viewing Source on this: Sjoerd “We Invented BeyondJS” Visscher’s “Create organizational charts“.

  3. entered 21 June 2004 @ 12:59 pm

    Nice widget. But Firefox definitely doesn’t play well with it. Mozilla is more cooperative.

    I was curious about the bug experienced by Darin (above), so gave it a shot with FF on Win98. No crash, so I was about to post a “nyah nyah doesn’t happen with 98″ but what appears to be another bug surfaced. Namely, I was not allowed to return to the blog entry using the back button.

    Undaunted, I tried reloading the blog entry using the location bar… still said “the file > cannot be found. Please check blah blah”. And then it removed the “bad” location information from the menu. (Unexpected and unappreciated at this point, since I was starting to suspect the problem was to do with the server, not FF)

    Tried the same scenario with Mozilla on RedHat 9 and none of the observed problems (mine or Darin’s) appeared. (Gotta love software!)

    Closed the FF window on Win98 and then started the app again. It STILL INSISTS that your blog does not exist. The only way I got back to today’s post was to use a really old bookmark into the archives and then click my way forward to the current ‘archive’ page.

    Not looking good for FF at this point. And I just started using it a couple of weeks ago. Guess I’ll have to stay away from widgets for a while and maybe restart my PC to get FF to revisit your blog.

    If you wind up with 0 hits on your blog soon, you can blame the widget!

  4. entered 21 June 2004 @ 5:54 pm

    Just want to apologize for the destruction and damage :-)

    Funny enough Phoenix 0.5 – Firebird 0.7 made much less surprises (or maybe nobody expected them to work properly).

  5. entered 21 June 2004 @ 9:33 pm

    Just ’cause I documented them, the widget-effects noted above are non-reproducible now. (I did not restart my PC, either)

    If that’s all it takes, I’ll have to start posting more of the strangenesses I observe with various applications.