[whatwg] Installed Apps

Tab Atkins Jr. jackalmage at gmail.com
Thu Jul 30 13:56:35 PDT 2009

On Thu, Jul 30, 2009 at 3:49 PM, Dmitry Titov<dimich at google.com> wrote:
> I think I almost get this distinction :-) you are saying that HTML+JS could
> be made more powerful with new APIs, but only if it is done sufficiently far
> from the 'regular web page browsing' experience (or model). Say, if it is a
> "browser extension" or a prism-like app it's ok - only (or mostly) because
> it is outside from the regular process of web browsing that users have been
> taught is 'reasonably safe'.
> Would this functionality be ok as a part of a browser extension? Lets say
> you can install an extension that is loaded in background (as Chrome already
> can do) and that the pages from the same domain are loaded into same process
> and can exchange DOM with it.

This already exists - I mentioned previously the Firefox Jetpack
extension, which is literally a "hidden page" that can play with the
DOM of existing pages, and even includes things like jQuery and a
couple of popular web service APIs (like Twitter and Gmail) for you.


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