Downloadable Chrome News
Sunday March 28th, 1999
Two news items for those interested in Mozilla's "Downloadable Chrome". First, David Hyatt has posted to news.mozilla.org his first draft at the downloadable / configurable chrome spec.
Second, Steve Morrison has announced the creation of his "XUL Tool" site. Steve's site is a repository for Mozilla themes, and soon you will be able to create your own theme via a simple HTML interface.
Ok, here's why I don't want remote sites to control my UI:
* Ads - They're annoying enough IN the page. * Bandwidth - I don't want to have to download a screenful of crappy UI buttons and graphics for every page I go to. * Security - I don't want someone moving my buttons around, eliminating a "back" button, say, or remapping buttons to do weird shit (say, make all buttons go to their "order" page or something) without me knowing.
Incidentally, is there going to be an easy way for the user to distinguish between their own UI and the actual web page contents? They're both made of similar "stuff"...