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Caml Sidebar for Mozilla

This is a SideBar Tab for the Mozilla browser dedicated to the Caml language. (A SideBar is some kind of plugin which appears in the left of Mozilla's window, such as the list of bookmarks or the history.) It provides direct access to many Caml related resources: news, user's manual, library documentation and the Hump. Each of these sources can be browsed throughout several views, including contents tree, indexes or search engines.

It should work in every browser that supports Mozilla SideBar Tabs, XUL interfaces and JavaScript. This includes Mozilla (1.2 or greater) and Mozilla Firefox. Please note that because of a bug in Galeon, it does (yet) not run properly in this browser.

Installation

To install the SideBar, just click on this link in your Mozilla: this will run a piece of JavaScript and ask you for adding the tab to your SideBar. Then, a tab entitled "Caml" will appear in your SideBar.

This is a remote installation: Mozilla just adds the SideBar's URL in some configuration file (namely panel.rdf). Nothing else is stored on your computer and all files are downloaded from our server by Mozilla, as it does for every regular HTML page. If you need a local installation of the Sidebar, please read below.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How to show the SideBar in Mozilla?

Select “View”, “Show/Hide” and then “Sidebar” in the menu bar.

How to remove the Caml SideBar tab from Mozilla?

On the top of the SideBar, click on “Tabs” and then select “Customize sidebar...”. A window appears where you can remove the “Caml” sidebar.

How to upgrade to a new version of MozCaml?

When installing the sidebar tab, Mozilla just adds MozCaml's url in some configuration file (namely panel.rdf). Nothing else is stored on your computer and all files are downloaded from our server by Mozilla, as it does for every regular HTML page. So, your tab will be updated as soon as we update the file on the server.

What about security and privacy ?

The Caml sidebar tab is displayed by Mozilla with the same privileges as any regular HTML page. So the same security policy applies. This means that the tab is not allowed to execute any sensible JavaScript code, e.g. reading your personal data or local files.

What is the syntax for search queries?

The search engine of the Sidebar is the same as that of the web site. So, the syntax of search queries is identical.

It is possible to use the Sidebar when my computer is off-line?

If you want to use the sidebar when your computer is off-line, you have to perform a local installation. For this purpose:

  1. Download the Sidebar package: mozilla-sidebar-caml.tar.gz
  2. Unpack its content somewhere in your file-system,
  3. Fill the file content/config.js with the appropriate URLs.
  4. Then, display the file content/install.html in your web browser and click on the install link.

Please note that the news page and the search engine still require our server to work.