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Revision 175835 of Chrome

  • Revision slug: Chrome
  • Revision title: Chrome
  • Revision id: 175835
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  • Creator: Andreas Wuest
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Chrome is the entierety of entities making up the user interface of a specific application or extension.

Overview

A chrome package consists of a set of chrome providers. There are three basic types of chrome providers:

  • Content. Content can consist of any file type viewable from within Mozilla. In particular, the content provider most often consists of a set of XUL, JavaScript and XBL binding files.
  • Locale. Translations for multi-language support. The two main types of files are DTD files and java-style properties files.
  • Skin. The skin provider provides complete appearance data for the user interface. Consisting of CSS files and images.

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</p><p><b>Chrome</b> is the entierety of entities making up the user interface of a specific application or <a href="en/Extension">extension</a>.
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<h2 name="Overview">Overview</h2>
<p>A <i>chrome package</i> consists of a set of <i>chrome providers</i>. There are three basic types of chrome providers:
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<ul><li> <b>Content</b>. Content can consist of any file type viewable from within Mozilla. In particular, the content provider most often consists of a set of <a href="en/XUL">XUL</a>, <a href="en/JavaScript">JavaScript</a> and <a href="en/XBL">XBL</a> binding files.
</li><li> <b>Locale</b>. Translations for multi-language support. The two main types of files are <a href="en/XUL_Tutorial/Localization">DTD</a> files and java-style <a href="en/XUL_Tutorial/Property_Files">properties files</a>.
</li><li> <b>Skin</b>. The skin provider provides complete appearance data for the user interface. Consisting of <a href="en/CSS">CSS</a> files and images.
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<h2 name="See_Also">See Also</h2>
<ul><li> <a href="en/XUL_Tutorial/XUL_Structure">XUL Tutorial:XUL Structure</a>
</li><li> <a class="external" href="http://xulplanet.com/tutorials/xulapp/newpackage.html">A Chrome Package</a>
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