flash stores its own version of cookies in your computer. they are formally called local shared objects — linux planet just calls them flash cookies. unlike ordinary cookies, these things are binary files not readable by plain-text editors and, as you guessed, not readily accessed or removed also. you have to go to the adobe site and use their online flash settings manager to edit or delete these cookies.
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at least with the linux version, it is. as of this writing the version for windows is not yet available but i would assume it will be soon… mozilla.com is even asking for help in setting the guiness book of records for the most software downloads in 24 hours.
as for the software itself, the good news is that it really uses lesser memory than version 2 and it even feels faster.
there are some small features that seems insignificant but turns out to be a time saver. one of them would be the smart bookmarks. i especially liked the fact that i can type the first few letters of the title of a page, instead of the web page address, in the address bar and the browser will search the history for it and give you suggestions. nice.
its only been a few days but i’m liking my fox even more. its definitely worth the download. 😀
The Acid3 Test is designed to test specifications for Web 2.0, and exposes potential flaws in implementations of the public ECMAScript 262 and W3C Document Object Model 2 standards. Collectively known as DOM Scripting, it is these technologies that enable advanced page interactivity and power many advanced web applications such as web-based email and online office applications.
in other words, its a test to check if the browser you’re using follows web standards — how it presents the web page to you. ideally, a standards-compliant web page would look the same when rendered on different standards-compliant browsers. but we all know that is not always the case.
if you want to test your browser for yourself, the links are below along with the reference rendering (how the page should look like). acid 3 is for the newer standards and most current browsers would fail. acid 2 is for the most used standards today.
so why is this important? for me, its an indicator on how much i should trust the browser i’m using.
my apologies to microsoft but i just found it funny.
internet explorer 8 — the next iteration of ms’ browser — has three rendering modes which means it can show you a page in three different ways.
wow. a schizoid browser. finally. 😉
as far as i am concerned there’s only a single standard for html/css and there should be one way of rendering or showing an html page on your screen. isn’t that the point of web standards?
listen guys. you don’t own the web. you may own an intranet or two but you don’t own the web. please stop acting like you do.