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Greasemonkey. DataTables 1.4. Since the original release of DataTables it has become clear that it is being employed for situations which I simply couldn't have imagined, which is absolutely fantastic, but it has highlighted some of the weak points in the plugin.

DataTables 1.4

In particular, DataTables was great for simple progressive enhancement of a table with plain data in it, but it got a little fiddly when dealing with events, Ajax and other Javascript interactions. I hope to address this with v1.4, which includes the following new features: Non-destructive DOM interaction! IxEdit. Optimus Tactus keyboard.

Towards A Cooler Focus Caret. The focus caret is that dotted outline you see around HTML elements when they have the focus.

Towards A Cooler Focus Caret

In some Mac browsers you see a standardized glowing blue border instead, but most browsers show a dotted outline. It’s not usually pretty, but it is completely necessary to give an indication of which element has the focus. (Some developers hate them so much that they try to suppress them, with JavaScript abominations like onfocus="this.blur()". But I’m gonna take it as read that you, my dear reader, would sooner chew off your own leg than do something as awful as that.) Here’s an example of what the caret might look like (this screenshot was taken with Mac/Firefox): Freebies | BittBox.