Chrome Safari and Firefox
The teams behind the Google Chrome, Safari, Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Edge browsers will work together to improve extensions. With this add-ons, software can be added to browsers that are not included by default, such as a separate password manager or an option to quickly create to-do lists.
The companies presented their plans at the World Wide Web Consortium. Because the teams want to join forces under the name ‘WebExtensions Community Group’, developers must be able to create extensions through a common standard for all browsers.
This should make it easier for developers to offer extensions to different browsers. We are also working on a technique to make the extensions perform better and to better secure them. In this way, for example, they are less likely to contain malicious software that can infect users’ computers. (Chrome Safari and Firefox)
“We want to develop a common basis that brings browsers closer together and charts a course for the future,” the parties involved say. It is not known when the first version of this directive will be published.
Browsers often have their own online store where extensions can be downloaded. Despite the new cooperation, these stores will continue to exist independently of each other. They also retain their own controls and policies. For example, Google recently announced that it would warn people if they download potentially unsafe extensions from the Chrome Web Store.
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