Julian Bez

LiveHTTPHeaders extension available for 1.0PR


I recognized that the extension I missed so much after installing the latest version of Mozilla Firefox is now ready for 1.0PR. Now you can do all the things a developer needs to do. The LiveHTTPHeaders extension helps you by:

  • adding a “Headers” tab in “View Page Info” of a web page
  • adding a tool in the “Tools” menu to be able to display http headers in real time (while pages are being downloaded from the Internet)
  • letting you edit request headers and replay an URL (I have to say I didn’t find out where this feature is located)

Now you don’t have to guess anymore if gzip is really working or not. Just have a look at the headers!

Additionally you can debug a web application easily, see which kind of web server the remote site is using and the cookies sent by remote site.

Yahoo: beta not for everyone

As you hopefully know, Yahoo released a beta version of its site using CSS. What you probably not know is that the site is not available for everyone at this moment. I could not imagine this, although people told about it. Thanks to Dan�s iCapture, its provable now:

Yahoo not for everyone

It’s interesting that they tell you to “check back next week”. We’ll see what happened then.

Use Notepad to edit UTF-8 files

My WordPress installation encodes pages in UTF-8. As long as you use only the WordPress front-end everything is all right. But when it comes to edit other files, especially with German umlauts, I got a problem.

I soon recognized that my PHP editor (which I use to edit every web-related text-file) doesn’t like UFT-8 very much. Instead of “�”, he shows me “ä”. That would not be the problem if you don’t have to write umlauts.

Choose UTF-8

Pages which where already there had to be converted to UTF-8. So change every instance of “�” to “ä” by hand? Continue reading Use Notepad to edit UTF-8 files