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    Google Chrome extensions coming in May

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    One of the topics at a Google conference is "Writing Extensions for Google Chrome".

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    This is great to hear. I also noticed that in the current chrome developer release there is basic support for userscripts. Infact, I'm going to go install that release now.

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    Looks like it MIGHT have something to do with javascript:

    http://dev.chromium.org/developers/d...ns/userscripts

    Things like
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    look really promising.
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    Extensions in Firefox are written in javascript and XML (XUL). I'm sure Google wants to do the same thing so developers can easily work back and forth.

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    Oh, didn't know. I never really looked into it.
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    I'd be amazed if Chrome used XUL: it's an unspecified proprietary format, so implementing it interoperably outwith Gecko would be very hard. XBL1 is equally unspecified (as Gecko uses), though XBL2 is specified and does have a work-in-progress (though untouched for months) implementation in WebKit.

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    I didn't mean to imply that Chrome would use XUL. I was just pointing out that Firefox uses javascript and xml in XUL for Firefox extensions.

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    I am not yet a big fan of chrome. I am a firfox man i have all the plugins i need. Plus i am one of those people who says if it aint broke don't fix it.


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