Saturday, February 14, 2009

The Mozilla/Firefox about: Redirector

The popular Firefox web browser has a few "hidden" features accessed by the "about:" URL. MozillaZine has an article about them and the actual code can be viewed here.

The about:robots URL is an Easter Egg, or hidden joke. Another Easter Egg was attempted but was thwarted: someone wanted to include an about:kitchensink joke. There is a humorous discussion here (Comments #119 and #120 are the most important) and you can see a demonstration of the joke here.

If you are interested, there are several about: extensions available for Firefox here.

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