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« on: May 27, 2011, 02:44:29 PM »

Anyone ever write a custom plugin for the 4 main browsers? chrome, ie, firefox, safari?
Any tips on how to reduce code divergence?

FF and Chrome seem to be pretty straight forward for the most part.
IE and Safari though I have no idea at all.

any good resources or examples?
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« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2011, 03:26:26 PM »

FF and Chrome seem to be pretty straight forward for the most part.
IE and Safari though I have no idea at all.
I have done FF, Chrome is pretty by looking at the specs.
IE is a fucking whore.
IE is basically using COM/OLE.
But there are 2 parts to an extension.
A "BHO" or browser helper object. And a toolbar. They are separate.
Also they are "compiled" which is another bitch. And when the fucking thing crashes it is hard to find the problem.

Also I think because windoze 64 systems now ship with 2 versions of IE (32 and 64 bit), you would need to compile to sets of extensions 32 and 64.
Since you can not load a 32 bit extension into a 64 bit and vice versa.
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« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2011, 04:54:16 PM »

thats what I figured. Im wondering if there is a tool out there that could simplify the process.
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« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2011, 01:35:56 AM »

thats what I figured. Im wondering if there is a tool out there that could simplify the process.
It all depends what you are doing.
If you are making a simple tool bar. There are some "tools" or libraries that supposedly are cross platform.
How well they work, I have no idea.

A Browser Helper Object (or filter of some sort). It is pretty difficult.
Basically the way IE and FF does things is way different.

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