FireBug for All Other Browsers

For those of you who do a lot of work with tools like jQuery and more specifically, the $ajax calls you can make, you need to be aware of tools like Firebug for troubleshooting the Params, Headers and Response you get back from the server. I find it especially useful when I’m working with a new plugin or tool like jqGrid, because it gives valuable (and time saving) insight into the calls that are being made from these plugins.

For Firefox, there is a great, absolutely must have tool called Firebug, but what about IE and other browsers? There will be scenarios where you’ll run into something that works in Firefox but not IE and so it would be nice to troubleshoot the ajax call directly from IE. Well, in the Firebug page, there is a link to the lite version that is supported by most major browsers, including IE. It’s officially called, Firebug Lite.

The quickest way to get this going is to download the firebug-lite.js file from here.

And then just link to it from the element of your page.

<script type="text/javascript" src="/scripts/firebug-lite-beta.js"></script>

Now once you load the page, the Firebug Lite component will append to the bottom of the page and it behaves much like the extension for Firefox. Give it a try!

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