June 5, 2006
Creating Sandboxed HTTP Connections
When users started begging for multiple account support, this becomes a big job if one has to muck with user cookies. So I thought that there has to be a way to intercept cookies and create "Sandboxed" http connections. And indeed there was, but a bug caused one of the notifications to be sent too late (after the response cookies were already processed).
So being a good citizen, I filed a bug, and now in Gecko 1.8.1 (Firefox 2), you can finally do true sandboxed connections where one can intercept and store/load ones own cookies without messing with the user's cookies. And being an even better citizen, I wrote up a basic article on how to do this on the MDC.