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We are planning to deprecate the use, in Firefox, of the techniques described in this document.

Don't use these techniques to develop new add-ons. Use WebExtensions or the Add-on SDK instead.

If you maintain an add-on which uses the techniques described here, consider migrating it to use WebExtensions or the SDK instead.

Add-ons developed using these techniques might not work with multiprocess Firefox (e10s), which is already the default in Firefox Nightly and Firefox Developer Edition, and will soon be the default in Beta and Release versions of Firefox. We have documentation on making your add-ons multiprocess-compatible, but it will be more future-proof for you to migrate to WebExtensions or the Add-on SDK.

A wiki page containing resources, migration paths, office hours, and more, is available to help developers transition to the new technologies.

License: Attribution-Share Alike 2.1 Japan.

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Contributors:

  • Sonny Piers
  • Julia Buchner

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