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.

#34 Re:Downloadable Chrome News

by SomeSmartAss <>

Thursday April 1st, 1999 8:55 AM

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Point taken _Dan. Its just when this discusion started, some of us were asking for an auto-chrome switch in the main window. That's what I didn't like. links to a new window, or downloads are fine. BTW speaking of JavaScript security, how will "Save Page/Image As" work?

Umm, positive uses eh? Well, I've actually been playing with Oracle webServer here at work (yes, even SmatAsses find employment sometimes). It dynamically converts Oracle "Forms 4.5" data entry forms to Java and pops them up within an Applet. Its pretty quick, but there is a bit of lag time trying to load up dynamicly created Java code every time you switch from form to form. Since all the actual data manipulation and grunt work is done through Servlets, chrome would be much faster for the client without sacrificing too much usability. (unless we can us the Function and arrow keys through JavaScript now)