----- Original Message ----
> From: Philip Chee
> To: dev-extensions@lists.mozilla.org
> Sent: Thursday, May 8, 2008 9:45:44 PM
> Subject: Re: YUI/Jquery type javascript library for Firefox extensions?
>
> On Thu, 8 May 2008 16:46:27 -0700 (PDT), Eric H. Jung wrote:
> >
> > you're not writing cross-browser javascript. And no sensible person
> > writes javascript in an extension that is cross-browser. Much of the
> > need for simplification disappears if you're only writing for a
> > single browser platform.

>
> I've seen extension js code that does browser sniffing (e.g. if MSIE
> elseif Gecko elseif Opera etc), so obviously there are insensible people
> out there (names redacted to protect the guilty) who are writing
> extensions (or were).


I've seen it, too. Doesn't make it right. Doesn't make it sensible. Might as well hire a 1000 monkeys to write your extension. They'll do it just as well and cheaper, too: there's a flood of bananas on the market.


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