W3C Takes First Steps to Common Browser Extensions

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), a web technology standardization organization, has a common vision for each company’s web browser extension function on June 4 (local time) and WECG (WebExtensions Community Group), a community group for the purpose of future standardization activities announced the launch.

WECG is appealing to major browser companies such as Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Mozilla, as well as extension developers, to participate. We will start by writing specifications based on existing extension models and APIs supported by Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Firefox, and Safari.

He also said he has no intention of standardizing all browser extensions. In other words, making one extension doesn’t mean that you’re aiming to make it available to all browsers. The goal is to promote common core standardization, such as APIs and permissions for using extensions, so that developers can easily release extensions for each browser, while building a secure and difficult-to-exploit architecture overview.

It also expects to innovate the API to improve each browser extension platform. The WECG Community Group Charter is available on GitHub. Related information can be found here.



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