New urlbar API for experimental add-ons

Drew Willcoxon dwillcoxon at mozilla.com
Sat Dec 24 01:17:35 UTC 2016


Thanks, Shane. I've seen the omnibox API and from what I can tell, the modifications it allows are much simpler than what I'm thinking about.

Right now my API assumes you're writing a traditional, boot-strapped add-on, but since they'll be deprecated next year, it looks like a WebExtensions experiment is ultimately the only way forward. So I'll probably be looking at how to implement it in that context. Thanks for the offer of assistance.

> On Dec 23, 2016, at 9:40 AM, Shane Caraveo <scaraveo at mozilla.com> wrote:
> 
> You might want to look at the omnibox api (which landed recently on nightly) and see how it may fit and/or overlap with your proposed api, and how it might be extended to include new features you're looking at.
> 
> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1166831
> https://developer.chrome.com/extensions/omnibox
> 
> Otherwise, it would be interesting to see this as a webextension experiment.
> 
> https://webextensions-experiments.readthedocs.io/en/latest/
> https://github.com/web-ext-experiments/
> 
> I'm happy to provide some assistance when you get to a point that it's reasonable to try making the webextension api.
> Shane



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