MozillaZine Readers Sound Off
Sunday April 4th, 1999
MozillaZine readers Ho-Sheng Hsiao and Oliver White (aka cyanide) have written essays regarding recent events in the Mozilla community. The first, on the benefits of downloadable chrome, can be read here (or, click Full Article below). The second, musings on Mozilla and Open Source, can be found here. You can also get to the second essay by clicking the "Next" link at the end of the first essay.
The opinions stated in these essays do not necessarily reflect the opinions of MozillaZine.
If you have written an essay regarding Mozilla's first anniversary, feel free to submit it to MozillaZine. We can't promise we'll print all submissions, but we'll try.
#8 Re:MozillaZine Readers Sound Off
Monday April 5th, 1999 9:47 AM
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The Chrome idea is a good one, but unlikely to happen. I cannot see anybody building a browser handing over the control of the interface to whoever has a website and wants to create a better visual and navigational effect.
I think it would only work if there were strict rules for what your code can do, and if your code does not meet those rules, then nothing will happen with the chrome when the website is loaded. The last thing a user needs is a fu**ed up, buggy, GUI to pop up out of the blue when they are browsing.
Strict rules, and an all or nothing approach to actually displaying the chrome whould be the way to go. I personally would take advantage of it.