LinuxPlanet: Six Things You Didn't Know About Firefox Extensions
Aug 18, 2006, 21:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jem Matzan)
"LinuxPlanet: What's the technical difference between a
plugin and an extension?
"Mike Shaver: Typically, a 'plugin' is a subset
of what we consider to be 'extensions' or 'add-ons,' and plugins
usually provide the ability to view or manipulate a specific kind
of content, such as a movie or document format, or even more
dynamic content like Flash or Java. Plugins are typically
restricted to a rectangular region of the page, and usually have
limited interaction with the page and browser at large..."