Mozile (xhtml editing in your browser)    


Quick Start!

Either you can...
  1. Install the latest Mozile 0.7 Extension in your Firefox browser,
  2. Restart the browser...
  3. Click "View -> Toolbars -> Customize..." and drag the Mozile edit button to your toolbar.
or you can...
  1. Download the latest Mozile 0.7 Server-Side to use in your web page.
  2. Unzip it to a folder on your server.
  3. To any page you want to edit add a script tag like this one, <script type="application/x-javascript" src="mozile/core/mozile.js"/>
  4. Tweak the mozile.js configuration file to suit your needs.

Using Mozile

Mozile has gone through a number of revisions in an attempt to find the best way to edit XHTML in a browser. You have your choice of four different versions of Mozile.

The different versions of Mozile are used in different ways. The key difference is whether Mozile is used server-side or as an extension.

Server-Side Mozile

When Mozile is used server-side it requires no special installation in the user's browser. For an example see here. The browser will automatically download the required JavaScript files, just like any other web page.

Mozile 0.8, 0.7, and 0.5 can be used in this way. Here is how you do it.

Mozile 0.8

Mozile 0.7

Mozile 0.5

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Mozile Extension

Mozile can also be used as a browser extension. This requires you to install the extension before you can start editing, but it provides benefits like access to the system clipboard.

Mozile 0.7 and Mozile 0.6 can be used as browser extensions.

While 0.7 and 0.6 both will work in SeaMonkey and the Mozilla Suite, Firefox has much better support for extensions and is highly recommended. In particular, it's difficult to uninstall extensions from the other two.

Also note that Firefox blocks the installation of extensions from sources it does not trust. You may see a warning saying "To protect your computer, Firefox prevented this site from installing software on your computer". In order to allow the installation, press the "Edit Options" button and click "Allow". You can also change these options in the "Content" tab of the Firefox options window, where it says "Warn me when web sites try to install extensions or themes".

Mozile 0.7

  1. Install Mozile 0.7 (or the development version which includes additional resources). Restart the browser.
  2. In Firefox you can select "View -> Toolbars -> Customize..." and add the Mozile edit button to your toolbar.
  3. To edit a page either click the "edit" button, or select "File -> Edit Page Using Mozile".

Mozile 0.6

  1. Install Mozile 0.6. Restart the browser.
  2. In Firefox you can select "View -> Toolbars -> Customize..." and add the Mozile edit button Mozile Edit button to your toolbar.
  3. To edit either...
    • Click the "edit" button, or use the "Mozile -> Edit" menu to edit the whole page,
    • Or use Mozilla's special CSS property to mark which areas can be edited:
      -moz-user-modify: read-write;
      -moz-user-input: enabled;
      -moz-user-select; text;

Mozile 0.6 : Firefox 1.0 and Mozilla

This is an older version of the extension for older browser versions. (No longer under development.)

The mozile project can be contacted through the mailing list or the member list.
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