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Kudos0

WebExtensions - Fix for FF IDSafe???

WebExtensions are a new way to write Firefox extensions and coming in FF46.

This may be what Norton is waiting on to fix FF toolbar.

http://WebExtensions are a new way to write Firefox extensions

This is speculation on my part but since FF is still changing the game I think this may be the future.

WebExtensions are currently in an experimental alpha state. From Firefox 46, you can publish WebExtensions to Firefox users, just like any other add-on. We're aiming for a first stable release in Firefox 48.

WebExtensions are a new way to write Firefox extensions.

The technology is designed for cross-browser compatibility: to a large extent the API is compatible with the extension API supported by Google Chrome and Opera. Extensions written for these browsers will in most cases run in Firefox with just a few changes. The API is also fully compatible with multiprocess Firefox.

We intend to deprecate XUL and XPCOM-based add-ons, and encourage add-on developers to use the WebExtensions API for new development.

FF 46 is scheduled for release in early April.

Jim

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Kudos0

Re: WebExtensions - Fix for FF IDSafe???

Kudos0

Re: WebExtensions - Fix for FF IDSafe???

2. Why is it taking so long to add the compatibility?

We want to build long-lasting, well-supported Firefox extensions and several large changes by Firefox affect our plans. There is no direct and simple replacement of the binary XP-COM capabilities removed by Firefox, requiring a complete rewrite. We are taking a careful approach to rebuilding this capability for Firefox and have to evaluate how to provide adequate security for your Vault data.

In addition, Firefox has changes underway for multiprocess architecture (their Electrolysis (link is external) project) and introduction of a new WebExtensions  (link is external)API that we must take into consideration in our work. We are evaluating the impact of these works-in-progress by Firefox with the goal of delivering a release that will have strong security, highly compatible and well-supported by future versions of Firefox

 FAQs - Norton Toolbar compatibility issues with Firefox 42

Kudos0

Re: WebExtensions - Fix for FF IDSafe???

Guess  I had a bad link. Try this:

http://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/Add-ons/WebExtensions

Jim

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