Re: Extensions Infrastructure Work
- From: "Jasper St. Pierre" <jstpierre mecheye net>
- To: Olav Vitters <olav vitters nl>
- Cc: gnome-shell-list <gnome-shell-list gnome org>
- Subject: Re: Extensions Infrastructure Work
- Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2011 17:27:53 -0400
The problem isn't getting data from the browser to the Shell, it's
getting data from the Shell to the browser.
mime types, URL handlers, and thousands of other clever hacks don't
allow two-way communication. I want to have a button that says
"Enable" or "Disable" based on the current state of the Shell. None of
those hacks let me do this.
Building a server (could be WebSockets) that the browser can talk to
is the only browser-agnostic solution AFAIK.
Other solutions include modifying the cookies/HTML5 storage of known
browsers or a native extensions.
On Wed, Jun 22, 2011 at 3:52 PM, Olav Vitters <olav vitters nl> wrote:
> Random thoughts:
> 1. MIME type still seems nicer
> 2. Would it be possible to have a custom URL handler?
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