Konqueror missing one trick

O. Sinclair o.sinclair at gmail.com
Fri Aug 22 06:44:45 UTC 2008

O. Sinclair wrote:
> Derek Broughton wrote:
>> O. Sinclair wrote:
>>> The long list of stuff you can do via Konqi was fun reading, I learnt a
>>> few tricks along the way.
>>> For me however there is one or two things that makes me stick to Firefox
>>> for most of my web browsing and the main thing is the ability for
>>> add-ons or plugins.
>>> Was/is Konqueror not supposed to be able to support plugins as well? Is
>>> it just that noone use/write them or what? I would love my favorites
>>> Flashblock and Adblock Plus in Konquerer, possibly also a different way
>>> to deal with Bookmarks and bye-bye FF3..
>> It _does_ find firefox plugins.  How well it uses them, I don't know.  Much
>> as I'd love to say bye-bye to FF, it isn't really possible as too many
>> sites don't write compliant code.  And whether it's compliant or not,
>> Konqueror often doesn't handle "javascript:" links in pages.
> Well, I got the netscape-plugins package and I can see a few of them 
> being used, but they seem to be related to mplayer, xine, flash etc. all 
> of them. I meant in a more general way, like opening up for FF add-ons 
> such as Adblock and Flashblock (my favvo) and so on. Or have a wiki-page 
> where it is described how to write, enable and spread plug-ins (who else 
> use netscape plugins now, Seamonkey I guess).
Found this on Mozilla site

Note: Plugins and extensions are completely different technologies, they 
have nothing to do with each other (apart from being related to 
Mozilla). In layman's terms, if you want to add a button to Firefox User 
Interface, using XUL and JavaScript, you want an extension. If you want 
to write some C++ code that can show something embedded inside a 
webpage, you want a plugin. A extensions are AdBlock and NoScript, 
typical plugins are QuickTime and Macromedia Flash.

So I guess my question should be: does, can or will Konqueror support 
EXTENSIONS rather than plugins

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