Apr 3

Hello from the bowels of Gecko

Category: Uncategorized

Hello and welcome to another blog about the deep innards of Gecko. I’m Blake (known to many as mrbkap, pronounced Mr. Bee Kap) and I’ve been down here for about three years now. I’m look forward to joining the blogging ranks and all of the fame and fortune that obviously follows.

What do I mean by bowels, exactly? When I started contributing to Mozilla (not yet FIrefox!), I started hacking on the HTML parser and in particular, fixing view source to property display the HTML source code of web pages. Now, I mostly leave that code alone and work on the JavaScript Engine and the bridge between JavaScript and C++. My work in these areas has led me to work on security bugs, in particular XSS and privilege escalation bugs. At times, I also like to jump in and fix the hot new security bugs, though I prefer doing so before they’re made public.

My work on XPConnect has given me an association with wrappers, which is a topic that I hope to expand on in this very blog. Being extremely new to blogging, I don’t know what to expect from this, but jumping feet first into the cloud the way I am makes me want to put on my rain jacket. Although, this being the internet, I suppose I’d really want my flame jacket.


3 Comments so far

  1. Smokey Ardisson May 16th, 2009 9:05 pm

    Welcome, Blake!

    Not many blog posts escape from the bowels of Gecko (or at least far fewer than would satisfy my curiosity); it’s almost as if their authors are always too busy Fixing Stuff™ 😉

    Looking forward to reading what you have to say!

  2. Justin Dolske May 16th, 2009 9:10 pm

    Flame jacket? Surely you mean SafeFlameWrapper.

    (Also: first! 🙂

  3. Jim B May 16th, 2009 9:18 pm

    I just came and visited because you were added to the blog roll at planet mozilla. I look forward to your illustrious and lucrative future in blogging.