Abbeyphone Firefox, Thunderbird extensions updated to forestall unwanted click-to-call scripts

Internet phone service provider abbeyphone has just released a new beta with Firefox VoIP (above) and Thunderbird VoIP extensions.Cernio of abbeyphone notes that these extensions fix an abbeyphone bug that I was the first to report late last year.


Internet phone service provider abbeyphone has just released a new beta with Firefox VoIP (above) and Thunderbird VoIP extensions.

Cernio of abbeyphone notes that these extensions fix an abbeyphone bug that I was the first to report late last year.

The bug appeared when working with blogs and content management systems. As cernio wrote as a follow-up to my initial post, The original abbeyphone Firefox VoIP Extension is putting some garbage in nearly all the web pages which contain user numbers as user input: therefore, any application that contains a <textarea> tag may be affected by this bug.

This was roughly similar to what Skype does to enable a phone number to be dialed directly from a web page. Unfortunately, though, that when the pages I was creating were opened in Firefox, script for click-to-call produced visible prompts to do just that- even though click-to-call was not intended.

Now, with The Firefox and Thunderbird extensions added to the newest, abbeyphone rev, this won't happen any more.

And that's a good thing. 

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