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LinuxPlanet: Six Things You Didn't Know About Firefox Extensions

Aug 18, 2006, 21:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"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..."

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