Living in a Go Faster, post-XUL world

David Rajchenbach-Teller dteller at
Mon Jul 13 15:12:16 UTC 2015

Well, I don't think sandboxing is an issue. But fair enough, let's make this

* Code as much as possible of the front-end with the add-ons API.

On 13/07/15 15:22, Gijs Kruitbosch wrote:
> On 13 July 2015 at 14:13, David Rajchenbach-Teller <dteller at
> <mailto:dteller at>> wrote:
>     * Code the front-end with the add-ons API.
> If add-ons are sandboxed in some meaningful way, not all browser
> functionality will be writable with the add-ons API. That is still
> besides the obvious bootstrapping problem of providing the add-ons
> API... by using the add-ons API? :-)
> I understand and support the idea that we wish to deliver parts of the
> browser front-end out-of-band. I don't know that we should therefore
> assume that the entire front-end is coded on the add-ons API (especially
> if such an API were usably high-level).
> ~ Gijs

David Rajchenbach-Teller, PhD
 Performance Team, Mozilla

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