Good addon. Better than the others.
for people looking for alternative extension, you might try this - FirePath
My son uses this plugin.
On occasion it works, and when it does, it's very handy. However, it seems to not work more often than it does, unfortunately. I also think it's abandonware?
I tried Firefinder with the latest available firebug (1.11.3) and it can find nothing on a page. Clicking on Filter produces none results (even for //*)
Activated the plugin on a page I was developing, executed //div, and it worked. Hit F5, executed //div again, and it didn't work. Ever. Again.
Works fine but does not support ...element/@attribute and ...element/text() XPath queries (or maybe I'm missing something?)
It utilizes the native XPath supported in the web browser, so all that's supported there should work in this extension too.
Worked pretty decently until most recent update (other than a display defect when detaching the FireBug window). Now when typing in xpath expressions and clicking on filter, nothing happens. Totally broken at this point. (Firefox 3.6.25)
Update, after further investigation, this is as expected. So my question would be, where do we find a download for FireFinder that is compatible with a Firefox 3.6.5 compatible Firebug? (I'm stuck on this version of FireFox due to Selenium coding).
Which version of Firebug do you have? This version of Firefinder works fine with the latest Firebug (which is incompatible with older versions of Firebug).
I work a lot with XML based web services, and this one looks promising.
Any plans for an update to make it work with Firefox 8 / 9 + Firebug 1.9.0?
That would be awesome.
Will post more on the support site, it's more convenient (http://groups.google.com/group/firefinder/).
What kind of update would you want, and how do you use it with XML?
Also, a 1.2 version has just been released here with support for the latest versions of Firefox and Firebug.
I downloaded Firefox latest Firefinder and tried working on that.. But it doesn't work. I am using Firefox 3.5.8
Pls help me regarding that..
You need to have the latest Firebug installed, since it's an extension for Firebug.
所以我迟迟不肯升级firebug 至 1.8.x
Doesn't work with Firefox 6.0 as of 9/1/2011. Wish it still worked, this was a useful add-on for developers.
The issues has been fixed and a fully working version is currently being reviewed by Mozilla and should be available here soon!
FireFinder 1.04 does not work with Firebug 1.8.0 on Firefox 5.
At least this was the case on both my Laptops (OSX and Win7)
I downgraded Firebug to 1.7.3 and it worked again.
Yes, from Firebug 1.8 and later, they changed some of their inner workings. I've found the issues and fixed the problems now. A new version should be available here shortly.
A great addon unfortunately, doesn't seem to work at all with firebug on 6.0 / 7.0 .
I had problems finding the issues, but it has now been fixed and a fully working version should be available here soon.
In my firefox, i installed this addon...
And it has made things worse for me. For long time, my firebug was disabled and not working...
After i uninstalled the firefinder, the firebug starts working...
I guess, "Too many addons spoil the broth"
This tool is *awesome* for playing around with CSS Selectors. Especially useful if you're working on scraping a site but I can see it being a great tool to teach someone about CSS as well as for debugging complex HTML/CSS. Great job.
"View Selection Source" on steroids, but not much more. Primary feature is "auto select" which is a clone of firebug's Inspect Element. No XPath or CSS expression is generated, the element is simply displayed by itself in a new tab without the surrounding context of the HTML tab's display. A filtered list of a page's elements can be generated from an XPath or CSS selector expression instead, but once you have the results of filtering all you can do is highlight them, jump to a single element in Firebug's HTML inspector tab, or send a single element (and only a single element)'s HTML source to the developer's favourite pastebin. Those looking for a tool for use in XPath development will find this tool only minimally useful. It does have a simple, clean interface and the ability to operate on CSS selectors, but otherwise compares unfavourably with the other firebug xpath add-on, FireXPath.
Great extension to use Firebug in the opposite direction. Unfortunately, version 1.01 breaks Firebug 1.45 which is why I have disabled it for now.
Hi, just wanted to let you know I have an update waiting for approval, which should solve any potential problems.
very useful to get the right selector. Agree with the others, a search as you type would be great.
A must have for writing Selenium CSS selectors
Very easy to use. Great for developing and learning!
Very clean and handy for all kinds of selector exploring. Useful during learning, development and when planning screen-scraping/mashups.
A quick and useful complement to Firebug. FireFinder makes it easy to exactly check that specific selectors match the elements you want. It's also helpful in making sure that you don't target any unwanted elements. Great when your css starts to become complex.