1.7. Debug Corner: Debugging from Outside

Mozilla is quite a complicated system. If you don't have it configured correctly, working applications are harder to achieve. The number of mysterious problems is reduced with every bug fix, but it's better to set yourself up for success from the beginning.

You can apply a number of overall settings to Mozilla to make life easier. The most obvious technology to learn is the JavaScript debugger, code-named Venkman. It's located under Tools | Web Development | JavaScript Debugger. If you like visual, integrated debuggers, then this is the way to go. This author prefers the UNIX philosophy of many small tools, so there's no Venkman tutorial here. To start the debugger, add this line to the scripts in your ...

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