DOM Inspector research

Over the past couple of weeks I have been in discussions with Frank Hecker from the Mozilla Foundation regarding a grant for a UI review of the DOM Inspector. As this includes performing some user interviews of the DOMI, I have been doing some research of people who have blogged about it.

One of the standout points from this has been the amount of talk in blogs about Firebug. I’m extremely curious as to how many people have moved away from the DOMI completely, or if people are using it in conjunction with Firebug. I know personally I’ve been using Firebug alot but there is a bug in it preventing XMLHttpRequest’s working in XML documents, and unfortunately this is a show stopper for my development.