Downloadable Chrome Spec Updated

Thursday April 8th, 1999

David Hyatt has updated the downloadable chrome spec.

The spec reflects functionality as of M4. Of importance to web application developers is the new information on altering chrome via signed javascript. This could allow for adding and subtracting, disabling and enabling of buttons in the application's toolbar. This can allow the application toolbar too keep in synch with the content in the browser window.

Revisions have been made to the spec, so please check it out.

#13 Re: changing chrome in the current window

by deltab <>

Wednesday April 14th, 1999 9:30 PM

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This shouldn't be hard at all. IIRC, M3 already modifies part of the chrome to start and stop the throbber animation and to do the test security info thing. I can't see it being much (if any) harder to replace the whole chrome instead of just some.

Toolbar moving and hiding will also depend on dynamic chrome, as will all sorts of as-yet-unthought-of features.