This page is a demonstration of the latest version of Mozile. Mozile is still in development, so it is not yet feature complete and it still has some bugs. Never-the-less, let's see what Mozile can do!
Anything within this dashed red border is editable by Mozile. If you are using a current version of the Mozilla or Mozilla Firefox browsers, then you should be able to click here and start typing. Note that other browsers are not supported, and likely will not be supported; Mozile makes use of advanced technology only available from the Mozilla project.
Mozile strives to work very much like a normal word-processor. What can you do? Well, with Mozile's XHTMLBasic module running, you can do most of the things that you can do in a normal word-processor. Try it! You can:
Not everything in the document has to be editable! You can choose which parts are editable and which are not.
Mozile is also available as the Mozile Extension, which is an extension (like a plug-in) for Firefox and Mozilla browsers. With the Extension installed, you can add a special button to your toolbar which looks like this . When you click on this button, the current page you are viewing will become editable with Mozile! If that server is not configured to allow saving with Mozile, then you will have to save your changes to a local file, or have Mozile display the new source code in a dialog. The Mozile Extension also allows advanced features, like access to your system-wide clipboard for cutting and pasting, and automatic displaying and hiding of the editing caret.
And the two versions of Mozile work together beautifully! If you have the Mozile Extension installed, and you open a page which uses Mozile Server-Side, then you will be given the option to allow the Extension to enhance the Server-Side code, giving you access to the added power of the Extension.
Although Mozile comes in these two different forms, both version use the same shared code base and the same modules. All you have to do is pick which version is right for you. See below for more details on using the two kinds of Mozile.
We are always working to make Mozile as simple as possible to use. Here are the steps you must follow to make Mozile Server-Side work in your webpage:
scriptelement which points to a copy of the
mozile.jsconfiguration file. It should look something like this:
srcattribute gives the correct path from your webpage to the
mozile.jsfile to suit your situation. The default settings should be fine for simple cases. If you want to have more than one page using Mozile, and more than one configuration, then make copies of the
mozile.jsfile, and make sure that the
mozileScriptSourcesetting is correct.
mozile.jsfile where it says "Create Mozile Editor". By default there is a command which adds a Mozile editor to any element with its
classattribute set to
editor. You can add other commands which will create editors based on the
idattribute of the element, or using CSS selectors.
That's it! If it seems a little tricky, take a look at the source code for this page, which follows the steps above exactly.
There are some things your shouldn't do: It's not recommended to put one Mozile editor inside another one, and it's best to use block-level elements as editors, like
The Mozile Extension is a program that lives inside your web browser, so you have to install it and restart the browser before you can use it. Here are the steps to follow:
Now that Mozile is installed, you can edit any webpage.
You can also adjust the Mozile options, controlling which pages will be enhanced and what enhancements will be active. In Firefox, go to "Tools"->"Extensions", pick "Mozile", and then click the options button. In Mozilla, go to the "Tools" menu and select "Mozile Options".
Security Note: Using the Mozile Extension to enhance webpages gives that webpage certain security privileges. Scripts in the page could read you system clipboard , save files to your hard drive, or overwrite critical files on your computer. For this reason, never enhance pages which you do not trust! If you select "Do not enhance this page" when prompted, you will not be exposed to these risks. You can also find a "Never enhance" option in the Mozile options dialog.
The version of Mozile which you are using right now is called the Mozile 0.7 series. It is a rewrite of the Mozile 0.6 series, and it does not yet include all of the features which the older version had. However, the new code is much cleaner, better documented, and more extensible. Oh, and it's a whole lot faster too.
Features currently implemented in Mozile 0.7 include all of the basic XHTML editing demonstrated above. It supports modules, and has a number of useful commands for XHTML editing. The new Mozile can be used both server-side and as an extension.
Improvements to the Mozile 0.6 series:
Important features which still have to be reimplemented include:
Important new features which were not in the 0.6 series, but which are planned for the 0.7 series include:
All these things will get done, just as soon as somebody does them! Drop by our web site http://mozile/mozdev.org to find out how you can lend a hand.