One more reason why Firebird rocks!

Found a interesting feature thro Don Box’s blog

The coolest thing I found was the view-source: scheme that URLMON recognizes.

If you are an IE user, type “view-source:http://www.gotdotnet.com/team/dbox/default.aspx” into the address bar to see my site’s HTML representation.

I was curious to see if this works in FireBird and bingo it does work! Way to go! AOL, dont sign up with MS IE! Not when they are stopping their development and Firebird is kicking some mean ass!

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6 thoughts on “One more reason why Firebird rocks!”

  1. Hi!

    Could you use the denominative “Mozilla Firebird” when you refer to the browser product? Look, http://firebird.sourceforge.net has been in the trenches for a long long long time before Mozilla fellas decided to use that name, even if Firebird people asked them not to do that. Look at http://www.mozilla.org/roadmap/branding.html in the 5.3 point: “3. When referring to Thunderbird or Firebird before or during the 1.4 release cycle, make sure to use the project name with Mozilla pre-pended as “Mozilla Thunderbird” or “Mozilla Firebird” instead of Mozilla alone or Firebird/Thunderbird alone” I believe is fair.

    Thank you very much

  2. Javier has a good point. People may think that a database has an HTML view-source feature.

    Personally, when you said you were using FireBird, I thought your car could render HTML pages.

  3. Dear Anonymous firebird!
    If you thought it was my car then god help you! When im talking about IE you think about cars! Gimme a break!

    As for javier, I agree with your sentiments and will make sure I mention Mozilla.

  4. Mozilla has supported the “view-source” URL thing pretty much forever.

    As for the other… after the disgraceful way that supporters of the Firebird database behaved during the naming dispute — basically bypassing any attempt at a negotiated solution and instead going straight for mail-bombing, my personal belief is that they _deserve_ to have their brand diluted as much as possible.

    So “Firebird” it is. If people can’t work out I’m talking about a web browser, that’s their problem.

    Firebird-the-database certainly weren’t the first product to be called Firebird. They weren’t even the first software project to take that name. They just grabbed onto Mozilla’s coat-tails as obnoxiously as they possibly could, and rode the whole thing for the free publicity.

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