Ooooh. A patch to support dynamic XUL overlays
So would this allow extensions to be loaded without having to restart the browser? What other cool things can you do with dynamic overlays?
Posted by stonedyak on February 13, 2005 2:34
Only if we added the new overlays into the chrome registry without restarting can we do loading extensions without a restart.
Posted by Doron on February 13, 2005 4:30
I have been looking for a way use an overlay on our dynamically created tabs. This looks like the way to do it. This may also be a good way to apply permissions on an application.
Posted by HoseHead on April 17, 2005 10:23
Truly wonderful, and just in time. We're using this to provide installable extensions for the XulApp IDE. A config file of dependency sorted overlays URI's controls the whole process.
Small amounts of overlay code modify menus, toolbars etc. and hook the corresponding tool functions. I bet Eclipse has thousands of lines of code to do what this enables in 50.
Some tricky issues relating to serializing the async loading and ensuring that you have loaded all your overlays before you start executing code, but all solvable. Kudos to Ben Goodger.
Posted by Peter Wilson on May 2, 2005 1:24
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