Have you ever wanted to improve the familiar browser interface? Maybe you even tried to do it. If yes, then surely they used technologies like XUL
The screenshot shows an example of a very simple browser with reduced screenshots of pages instead of tabs.
This is a Chromeless
browser, which is made for demonstration purposes only, to show the possibilities of using HTML for the interface. Instead of XUL, browser elements are framed. The application is functional and is designed to demonstrate the main idea of the project.
The current implementation of Chromeless is a mix of the Cuddlefish Lab
and Jetpack SDK
extensions along with XULRunner
. The use of these technologies Mozilla allows you to create applications based on XULRunner from scratch.
Instead of loading XUL, the main executable file of the application is an HTML file. This page has various privileges, for example, it has access to JetJack CommonJS modules. Thus, the task is to ensure that the functionality of the browser can be described through these modules.
The possibility of such a solution proves the above prototype, capable of loading and rendering HTML pages. In the coming months, developers are going to add specific APIs for more meaningful design. Security issues are also being studied.
Everyone is welcome to take part in the experiment. Sources and instructions on github.com/mozilla/chromeless
, communication in the Mozilla Labs Group
and on the #labs IRC channel on irc.mozilla.org
via Mozilla Labs