Downloadable Chrome News

Sunday March 28th, 1999

Two news items for those interested in Mozilla's "Downloadable Chrome". First, David Hyatt has posted to 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.

#31 Re:Downloadable Chrome News

by _Dan

Wednesday March 31st, 1999 11:06 PM

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"I'm just afraid of (some) designers doing a <BODY onLoad=";self.close;" sort of deal, that would, in effect, force a user to pull down chrome (or just not see the page). "

This can't happen!!! Try calling self.close() in the main browser window, it pops up a dialog asking you if you want to let the script close the window. This is part of the built in JavaScript security in all browsers!!!

You guys are so paranoid your basicly making downloadable chrome into a plug-in, forcing web developers to provide a "You must first download my crome for this site to work" link on all there pages. You obviously don't see the potential for web based applications!!! Giving developers the freedom to change OS level interface controlls opens Mozilla up into a developement platform, rather than just a browser.

So once agian I say that "Full" controll of the chrome in a "New" window (opened using should be given to the web developer. Whats the worst that could happen??? Some punk who thinks he's funny opens a new window with wierd wookie head, add cluttered crome, that can be discarded simply by closing the new window??? How is this any worse then someone oppening a full screen window with no chrome at all, sites that pop up endless advertisements in new windows, or even the stupid newbee who starts off his site by poping up 50 alert boxes one after the next???