Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 14th Oct 2010 21:23 UTC, submitted by addoula
Opera Software Opera Extensions have been confirmed as a feature of Opera 11. "Extensions in Opera is a way for you to easily add new functionality to your Opera browser experience. Developers can easily create extensions using open standards (HTML5, CSS, JavaScript) and supported APIs. Extensions will be based on the W3C Widget specifications and this is being considered for an Open Standard effort."
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RE[3]: Vimperator
by Stratoukos on Fri 15th Oct 2010 12:44 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Vimperator"
Stratoukos
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There is no way to know this prior to the announcement of Opera's extension API.

Opera has a history of using web technologies (HTML, CSS, JS) for things that aren't strictly related to the web. For example, Unite uses web technologies on the server side, without there being a particular reason for it. Moreover, on an interview on the same event as the announcement Jon von Tetzchner, Opera's founder and former CEO, said that this is where he believes the future is going. Web technologies used for pretty much everything.

My point is that the fact that Opera's extensions are written in HTML/CSS/JS tells us nothing about their capabilities. My guess is that they won't be as powerful as Firefox's, but they certainly won't be "HTML/CSS/JS patches," whatever that may be.


These sandboxed extensions allow browser vendors to veto innovation. They’re good up to a point, but I feel they set a bad precedent (similar to Apple app-store).

I really don't understand what you mean by this, but although Opera has "App Stores" for widgets and Unite apps, they allow other means of distribution.

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