Steve Souders

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Name Steve Souders
User since July 6, 2007
Number of add-ons developed 0 add-ons
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Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Firebug's Net Panel is a better choice than HttpFox. Net Panel includes additional features: a graphical chart, markers for DomContentLoaded on onload events, and automatically clearing when a new page is loaded. However, both Net Panel and HttpFox suffer from the same problem: they run in the same (single-threaded) process as Firefox itself, and thus the time measurements can be blocked when a web page contains long-running scripts. Here's an example ( ). This page contains two identical image requests that each take 1 second. In between the two image requests is an inline script block that takes 4 seconds to execute. Both Net Panel and HttpFox show that the first image request takes 4 seconds instead of 1 second. That is because the Firefox process is blocked from handling any events while the 4 second script executes, so the "http request done" event of the first image is missed.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.4). 


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is a great add-on giving visibility to performance data for web sites that use the Jiffy open source instrumentation framework.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.20080617).