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How does contenteditable work?

I recently came across an article where if you enter data:text/html,%20<html contenteditable> into the address bar of a browser that supports HTML5, you can type in the window. I managed to ...
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How do browsers paint a render tree to the screen?

I'm interested in building a browser-like rendering engine. I understand a bit about how OpenGL and GUI toolkits work. But how do browsers actually put pixels on the screen? Are they like software ...
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What should my redirect URL be for OAuth2.0 in Azure if my application is a local windows application?

I am setting up OAuth2.0 on Azure. I am at the stage where I have been allowed access to the application and a Code has been returned in my redirect URL. My application is a local windows application. ...
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Better support for controlling printing options like headers and footers from Javascript [closed]

Why is it that browsers do not provide a mecanism to set the printing defaults regarding headers and footers from within the app? Web apps are fully fledged apps nowadays, and modern browsers are ...
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Client-side coding: How to prevent malicious use?

Over the last few years, the trend for client-side (browser) applications has really taken off. For my latest project, I have decided to try and move with the times and write a client-side ...
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Efficiently storing and parsing client's browser details

Do there exist browser fingerprinting API's that instead of running browser information (e.g. the user agent, installed plugins, screen resolution, system fonts etc.) through a hash function, instead ...
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How do I find the JavaScript that is invoked when I click on a button or a link in a web-page (part of a data mining project)?

I tried to use the 'inspect element' of the firebug addon for Firefox but it doesn't give me any link to the javascript. For example I got this from the firebug add-on: <a href="javascript:"> ...
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Why HTML select is not searchable by default?

I was wondering why the default select tag of HTML, for example: <select name="company_name"> <option value=""></option> <option value="1">Company 1</option> ...
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Is there a difference in resource allocation & efficiency between a web app and a compiled one? [closed]

I'm a web developer. I feel like I develop less resource-intensive functionality often times, because I have this feeling that if I ask too much of the web app (animation, calculation, connections, ...
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Why do browsers these days ship with dev tools [closed]

I just read a question asking how Facebook blocks console-based script attacks. The reason for this block was to prevent a recently famous "hack" where one would trick a user to inject a malicious ...
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Browser security and payments

I've been finding a lot of blog posts claiming JS encryption is unsafe, here's a couple of detailed ones: http://www.matasano.com/articles/javascript-cryptography/ ...
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What kind of webservice can be called with just a browser url?

Can a webservice be written in such a way that it can be called via just a browser url? For eg. if the webservice is called GetStockQuote, then it should be callable by the following url on the ...
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How does user confirmation box work?

How does the client know to send request to server only when the confirmation box result is ok and stay on page if cancelled? Also, is this mechanism any different in ASP.Net and ASP.Net MVC? I want ...
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Are (mostly) client-side JavaScript web apps slower or less efficient?

I am in the midst of writing a web application for work. Everything is from scratch. I have been a PHP programmer for about 13 years, Node.js programmer for the past 2 years, and have no shortage of ...
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Safari for windows not showing that my ipad is connected

I want to inspect some code on the ipad and I have enabled the developer menu on safari(windows version). However, my safari developer menu doesn't detect the ipad that is connected to it via the usb ...
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Automating tests in a browser not supported by selenium

I work on a company that have a payment system that runs under a executable kiosk instance of internet explorer 7. when the application is running the process name is not similar with iexplore.exe or ...
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Browser-based GUI for a python application [closed]

I want to create a web/browser-based GUI for a command-line python application. The goal is to make use of HTML/JS technologies to create this GUI. As the application itself, it needs to run on Linux ...
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How to gracefully handle unsupported browsers?

Recently I have started experimenting with some of the newer W3C specifications such as WebGL and the Web Audio API that are not yet widely supported in browsers. As I want my page to look ...
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When opening pdf's in browser, why is “inspect element” available and “view source” not?

When opening pdf's in Chrome and Firefox, the "view source" button is greyed out. "Inspect elemet," however, reveals HTML. Are the browsers simply downloading the file and generating html to display ...
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Why are different components of the “web platform” not modularized?

The web platform is hip these days. But the web platform consists of many parts that are conceptually separable, developed at different times and paces, and (most important to me) could be useful on ...
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Browser as a rich client platform [closed]

In Java there is a notion of "rich client platform" - it's a framework for building desktop applications, provides common features like help browser, window layout management, etc. Prominent ...
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Handling a request to override browser behaviors (Back and Refresh)

I'm a new guy in this company and I've been tasked to research on possible workarounds with the browser behaviors to cater to the demands of our client. A little background; what they want is to ...
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What does IE mean by saying “'console' is undefined”? [closed]

I like IE's persnicketiness (the debugging tools that take you right to your code is even more user-friendly than what I've found in F12 Chrome Dev Tools), but why does it say, "'console' is ...
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Does IE have more strict Javascript parsing than Chrome?

This is not meant to start a religio-technical browser war - I still prefer Chrome, at least for now, but: Because of a perhaps Chrome-related problem with my web page (see ...
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Un selectable content using CSS

I have found a website where the text is select protected. How can i make this without JavaScript. I think it is possible by using CSS. A set of paragraph is protected with non selectable contents. ...
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Building Websites: Fast Debugging Without a Browser

Is there a methodology to debug websites without a browser? Normally I use a web browser to view a results page. The slow debugging process confuses me a little. To correct an error I need to switch ...
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Can >8bit per channel colours be seen as intended in the browser?

For, say, a subtle background gradient to a web page, what are the advantages and disadvantages of saving it as a 16bit/channel png? Are the colours represented by >8bits displayed in the intended ...
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Implementing Digitally signed data in a Web Application

I understand PKI well from a conceptual point of view - i.e. private keys/public keys - the math behind them, use of hash & encryption to sign a certificate, Digital Signing of Transactions or ...
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How easy is it to hack JavaScript (in a browser)?

My question has to do with JavaScript security. Imagine an authentication system where you're using a JavaScript framework like Backbone or AngularJS, and you need secure endpoints. That's not a ...
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Javascript behavior depends only on browser or browser + OS?

Generally for a javascript application, compatibility is mentioned in terms of browser types and browser versions it supports. Frameworks/Libraries like ExtJs also mention about the browser versions ...
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Multi-Threaded JavaScript?

I know, I know--it isn't possible presently BUT my question is this: Would it be possible to write a browser plug in for the major browsers that enables true, multi-threaded JavaScript? It just ...
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Is it possible for a browser to use peer-to-peer browsing? [closed]

I was recently asked this from my friend after explaining how ĀµTorrent worked, he then went to ask me, "Could this be used for browsing the web?", (not a direct quote) but I found my self thinking ...
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Would Python be too slow for client-side use in Browsers?

I've heard the statement that Python would be too slow to be of any use in browsers. I reckon Javascript is only superior in this aspect because of companies like Google who need it fast (and made it ...
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Searching for text within a webpage

I'm currently designing a search algorithm for a document, and just got curious about this while designing the algorithm: how do web browsers search a webpage? For example, in Google Chrome, you can ...
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Justify moving beyond IE7

I work within a closed environment that defines supported browsers organization-wide. Put another way: you can't use it unless it's an approved install. Given that (soon-to-be-formerly) Twitter ...
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Why are custom PDF download options preferred over ctrl+p?

Why do I, as a developer, have to go through so much trouble developing PDF download options for my clients when everyone in the world can simply hit Ctrl+P and life is good? The current issue I'm ...
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Browser support for internal corporate tools

We are on the verge of a conversion. For years, our company supported only IE for its internal (intranet) home-built tools. Since a few of our users are still on XP, which means IE only goes up to ...
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How does font rendering actually work?

I realize that I know essentially nothing about the way fonts get rendered in my computer. From what I can observe, font rendering is generally made in a consistent way throughout the system. For ...
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How does a browser determine that a script has run for too long? [closed]

How does a browser determine that a script has run for too long ? Is it actually configurable through some advanced settings ?
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Pure Java web browser, is it practical? [closed]

I know that a Java web browser is possible, but is it practical? I've seen the Lobo project and must admit I am impressed, but from what I've gathered it seems that development stopped in 2009. Would ...
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What is meant by sandboxing?

Sanboxing is listed as one of the many security features in html5 specification . Can someone explain what is meant by sandboxing? Does it relate to HTML only or to JavaScript also?
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tail-like view on HTML logfiles

I'm working on an application that creates HTML log files. I'm tired of having to manually reload and scroll to the bottom in the browser to see the latest entries. A solution that does not really ...
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Does NaCl mean the death of Internet Explorer? [closed]

From the wikipedia - Google Native Client (NaCl) is a sandboxing technology for running a subset of Intel x86 or ARM native code using software-based fault isolation. It is proposed for ...
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Means for (legit) cross-site scripting

Are there good means for allowing scripts from two or more domains to collaborate in the same browser page? I want to create an extensible platform, where I provide the model and some views, but also ...
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Should I still make my site work in non-javascript capable browsers?

Apparently less than 1% had javascript off in 2010: http://developer.yahoo.com/blogs/ydn/posts/2010/10/how-many-users-have-javascript-disabled/ So is it worth it to still support browsing without ...
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How should I evaluate new browser languages?

In these days there are many projects whose aim is to bring new languages to the browser by compiling them to JavaScript. Among the others one can mention ClojureScript, CoffeScript, Dart, haXe, ...
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Browser parsers vs Stand-alone parsers

Firefox/Chromium have well implemented(?) parsers. Then why are parsers like lxml and other such parsers being developed with so much effort put into it? Aren't they re-inventing the wheel? Or are ...
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What is the “architecture” that provides functionality to application-level URI interfaces, like chrome:// and Firefox's about:config, etc?

According to Wikipedia, about is an internal URI scheme (also known as a "URL scheme" or, erroneously, "protocol") in various web browsers to display certain built-in functions. It is not an ...
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Will I ever be able to code client-side browser code in a language of my choice? [closed]

I'll be brutally honest: I hate writing client side code in JavaScript. I'm not a fan of this language, to say the least. It seems silly to me that browsers support a programming language, rather ...
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A good tool for browser automation/client-side Web scripting [closed]

I'm interested in adopting a tool/scripting language to automate some daily tasks connected with fighting forum spammers. A brief overview of these tasks: analyze new registrations and posts on a ...