More on updating the Info panel
Published: 2007-01-11 15:01:15
I recently wrote about updating the Info panel for a upcoming Opera release. I received a lot of comments and suggestions and although I am not able to add everything people have asked for, I have tried to add a lot, and to have a good reasoning for not adding something specific. A big thank you to everyone who came with suggestions.
First of all, this is an info panel, showing the properties of the page you are viewing. This means that it contains static information, and it cannot control the page. So no “disable this stylesheet” and similar will not show up. Also, there is a limit on what information is programmatically available to the info panel, which unfortunately means that items like “time used while loading” cannot be included.
We have not decided yet whether to include information on what Opera applied to display the document. The display mode (standards or quirks mode) is displayed, but currently there is no information on whether browser.js was used on the page (browser.js does post a message to the console when it runs, so you can find out from there if it is in use), nor anything about site-specific preferences or active content blocks. These are on the list of ideas to consider.
Do you have more ideas, questions or suggestions? If so, please feel free to post a comment to this post.