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Firebug Lite javascript based debugger for IE, Opera, Safari and Firefox

Firebug web development

see http://getfirebug.com/lite.html

Firebug is an extension for Firefox, but what happens when you need to test your pages in Internet Explorer, Opera, and Safari?

The solution is Firebug Lite, a JavaScript file you can insert into your pages to simulate some Firebug features in browsers that are not named "Firefox".

Firebug Lite creates the variables "firebug" and "pi" and doesn't affect or interfere with HTML elements that aren't created by itself


  1. install and enable FirebugLitePlugin
  2. hit F12 - this should bring up the firebuglite console.


  1. change the path to the firebug-lite.css file to a local TWiki path
  2. add a setting to add debug="true" to the html tag, to always bring up the console.

Installation Instructions

You do not need to install anything in the browser to use this extension. The following instructions are for the administrator who installs the extension on the server where TWiki is running.

Like many other TWiki extensions, this module is shipped with a fully automatic installer script written using the BuildContrib.

  • If you have TWiki 4.2 or later, you can install from the configure interface (Go to Plugins->Find More Extensions)
  • If you have any problems, then you can still install manually from the command-line:
    1. Download one of the .zip or .tgz archives
    2. Unpack the archive in the root directory of your TWiki installation.
    3. Run the installer script ( perl <module>_installer )
    4. Run configure and enable the module, if it is a plugin.
    5. Repeat for any missing dependencies.
  • If you are still having problems, then instead of running the installer script:
    1. Make sure that the file permissions allow the webserver user to access all files.
    2. Check in any installed files that have existing ,v files in your existing install (take care not to lock the files when you check in)
    3. Manually edit LocalSite.cfg to set any configuration variables.

Plugin Info

Many thanks to the following sponsors for supporting this work:

  • Acknowledge any sponsors here

Plugin Author(s): TWiki:Main.SvenDowideit - SvenDowideit@wikiringPLEASENOSPAM.com - WikiRing.com
Copyright: see http://getfirebug.com/
Licenses: GPL (Gnu General Public License) (TWiki plugin) && Mozilla Public License 1.1 (the js and css)
Plugin Version: 17229 (31 Jul 2008)
Change History:  
Dependencies: None
Plugin Home: http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Plugins/FirebugLitePlugin
Feedback: http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Plugins/FirebugLitePluginDev
Appraisal: http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Plugins/FirebugLitePluginAppraisal

Related Topics: TWikiPlugins, DeveloperDocumentationCategory, AdminDocumentationCategory, TWikiPreferences

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