Firefox 2 for developers

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New developer features in Firefox 2.0

Firefox 2.0 introduces a vast array of new features and capabilities.

If you see anything missing from this list, or can in any way provide information, please feel free to add it! If there's not a link for a title below, it's a placeholder title until the article is written.

For web site and application developers

Microsummaries
Microsummaries are a new way web sites can provide quick-reference material to users. Pages for which a microsummary generator exists can be bookmarked into the bookmarks bar with content that updates periodically based on the microsummary specification.
Microsummaries Tutorial
A tutorial for how to create a microsummary generator.
Discovering search plugins
add a brief summary

For XUL and extension developers

Session restore API
Contributing items to be saved and restored across sessions in Firefox.
Feed content access API
add a brief summary
Localization extensions
Firefox 2.0 lets you write extensions that provide localizations of Firefox itself.
XML data model for search plugins
add a brief summary
Creating OpenSearch plugins
Firefox 2.0 supports Amazon A9's OpenSearch search plugin format.
API for type-ahead find search results
add a brief summary
API for adding search engines, including JavaScript methods
add a brief summary
Writing phishing protection extensions
add a brief summary
Storage
Firefox 2.0 introduces mozStorage, an sqlite based database architecture.

New features for end users

add feature list and overview here

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<h2 name="New_developer_features_in_Firefox_2.0">New developer features in Firefox 2.0</h2>
<p>Firefox 2.0 introduces a vast array of new features and capabilities.
</p><p><i>If you see anything missing from this list, or can in any way provide information, please feel free to add it!</i>  If there's not a link for a title below, it's a placeholder title until the article is written.
</p>
<h3 name="For_web_site_and_application_developers">For web site and application developers</h3>
<dl><dt> <a class="external" href="http://wiki.mozilla.org/Microsummaries">Microsummaries</a>
</dt><dd> Microsummaries are a new way web sites can provide quick-reference material to users.  Pages for which a microsummary generator exists can be bookmarked into the bookmarks bar with content that updates periodically based on the microsummary specification.
</dd></dl>
<dl><dt> <a class="external" href="http://wiki.mozilla.org/Microsummaries/Tutorial">Microsummaries Tutorial</a>
</dt><dd> A tutorial for how to create a microsummary generator.
</dd></dl>
<dl><dt> Discovering search plugins
</dt><dd> <i>add a brief summary</i>
</dd></dl>
<h3 name="For_XUL_and_extension_developers">For XUL and extension developers</h3>
<dl><dt> Session restore API
</dt><dd> Contributing items to be saved and restored across sessions in Firefox.
</dd></dl>
<dl><dt> Feed content access API
</dt><dd> <i>add a brief summary</i>
</dd></dl>
<dl><dt> Localization extensions
</dt><dd> Firefox 2.0 lets you write extensions that provide localizations of Firefox itself.
</dd></dl>
<dl><dt> XML data model for search plugins
</dt><dd> <i>add a brief summary</i>
</dd></dl>
<dl><dt> <a href="en/Creating_OpenSearch_plugins">Creating OpenSearch plugins</a>
</dt><dd> Firefox 2.0 supports Amazon A9's OpenSearch search plugin format.
</dd></dl>
<dl><dt> API for type-ahead find search results
</dt><dd> <i>add a brief summary</i>
</dd></dl>
<dl><dt> API for adding search engines, including JavaScript methods
</dt><dd> <i>add a brief summary</i>
</dd></dl>
<dl><dt> Writing phishing protection extensions
</dt><dd> <i>add a brief summary</i>
</dd></dl>
<dl><dt> <a href="en/Storage">Storage</a>
</dt><dd> Firefox 2.0 introduces mozStorage, an sqlite based database architecture.
</dd></dl>
<h2 name="New_features_for_end_users">New features for end users</h2>
<p><i>add feature list and overview here</i>
</p>
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