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Sometimes a script causes your browser to stop responding, so the browser allows you to stop the script.

In my case it is: chrome://some_path/script.js.

Now my question is: what is the meaning of chrome://? I am using firefox/ie, not chrome.

Anyone has any references to some literature about this?

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This goes back a bit, but Mozilla (which is the non-profit org behind Firefox) programmers sometimes refer to XUL (XML User Interface Language) applications running locally as chrome.

Wikipedia covers it here:

This predates the launch of Google Chrome by quite some time, but I can see why you might confuse the two.

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