Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

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?

share|improve this question
add comment

1 Answer 1

up vote 2 down vote accepted

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:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrome_Mozilla

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

share|improve this answer
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.