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eWeek Predicts Mozilla will Challenge Internet Explorer

Monday July 28th, 2003

In his latest opinion piece for eWeek, Jim Rapoza tackles a favourite topic of tech columnists recently: are the Browser Wars coming back? Rapoza thinks that they are and says Microsoft's recent decision to only provide enhancements to Internet Explorer via Windows upgrades could leave an opening for alternative browsers. Mozilla, Rapoza argues, is well-placed to take advantage of this opportunity with its up-to-date and innovative technology.


#77 Re: Re: less complexity or features?

by AlexBishop <alex@mozillazine.org>

Thursday July 31st, 2003 12:12 PM

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"But then again, nothing like that is even close to being implemented yet and the security issues of logging into a remote server would have to be addressed."

It's closer than you think. A fairly complete list of extensions is available from database.mozdev.org in XML format (see <http://extensionroom.mozdev.org/er-xml.html> for details). It wouldn't be too difficult to have an Options panel that parses the XML file and presents a list of installer extensions to the user. It would be nice to have some more information and screenshots available but the basics are all there.

I can't really think of any security issues. It's just downloading an XML file really. Netscape 6/7 downloads a list of tabs for My Sidebar from a Netscape server and they've had no problems.

Alex