The plug in architecture of Firefox is what put it head and shoulders above the rest when it came to the browser wars. While Chrome is catching up now and in certain sections has even surpassed Firefox, for a short while it was only a two man race. The race was Firefox against Internet Explorer. And if you talked to anyone who knew anything about technology then they would tell you that Firefox was the technically superior browser. And part of that technical brilliance was the fact that it allowed third party developers to create plugins for the browser.
Most of the plugins that you hear about when it comes to Firefox involve something that is social or information based. For example, a popular plug in is one that allows you to see what the weather is going to be for that day. There are also plug ins that will allow you to see what the scores are for any sporting event that you might be looking for at the time. These may seem trivial to some people but there are a lot more people who love them. But while these examples may be trivial, there are plenty of plug ins that are used for serious work as well. This is especially true if you are a web developer.
Web developers have to deal with a lot of variables when they are creating web pages. Some people think that it is like creating a magazine layout and all you have to do is lay the ideal on paper. This is not true at all. When you are creating a web page you have to worry about the design of the site and the technology behind it. This means you have to be able to analyze the source code of the site to make sure that everything is on the up and up.
With the Live Http Headers plugin you can analyze how your code is cooperating with the server that you are using. When a web page is requested by the user, there is a lot more that goes on behind the scenes that what people think. The server and the browser have to be able to talk to each other. This is where a lot of the security bugs come into play. Using the right hack, a piece of malware is able to disrupt and change this conversation. That is why a plug in like Live Http is so important. It allows you to be able to see if all of the messages being sent back and forth between the server and the browser are all correct. And if they are not you can see how to fix them. It’s a great tool to have when it comes to the security of your web site.