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Does the MIT license allow me to make a product that's a front-end for another MIT-license product?

I've been struggling with timezones online for a few years now. Because I've had enough of it, I want to develop a Chrome extension that leverages moment.js so I can paste in a representation of a ...
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Why HTML select is not searchable by default?

I was wondering why the default select tag of HTML, for example: <select name="company_name"> <option value=""></option> <option value="1">Company 1</option> ...
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using parent child windows - is chrome phasing this out?

I use child pop ups extensively in my browser based web application. Examples include using child to search for information which is passed back down to parent form that is updated or I use child to ...
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Suggestion on how to fill a web form (several times) [closed]

I need to fill a form using data from a CSV file. I was planning to use CURL+PHP to do it, but then I realized the form has several steps (one on each page), plus it uses javascript to fill hidden ...
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Is there a license that forbids distribution and gives a Github repo owner full rights? [duplicate]

I created a Chrome browser extension, and I want to post the code on Github so developers can contribute to the project. My goal is to keep this as one single project though, and I fear that a lot of ...
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When opening pdf's in browser, why is “inspect element” available and “view source” not?

When opening pdf's in Chrome and Firefox, the "view source" button is greyed out. "Inspect elemet," however, reveals HTML. Are the browsers simply downloading the file and generating html to display ...
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Why do some websites showing 0 bytes in Chrome's developer tools

I am doing a page speed optimization for my website and studying how other websites do it. I noticed that some websites such as as Facebook or Ringgitplus show 0 bytes for some of their resources in ...
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Does IE have more strict Javascript parsing than Chrome?

This is not meant to start a religio-technical browser war - I still prefer Chrome, at least for now, but: Because of a perhaps Chrome-related problem with my web page (see ...
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Chrome's multiple process per each tabs

I am wondering what is the purpose of Chrome using multiple processes for each tabs? I asked this to C++ chat room and one responded it is a product of laziness. I personally believe this is an ...
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What stops HTML5 and JS apps to perform as good as native apps?

From what I understand, HTML is a mark-up language, so is the content of XAML, XIB and whatever Android uses and other native UI development frameworks. JavaScript is a programming language used ...
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Why is it impossible for Google to port V8 along with Chrome's codebase in C/Obj-C on iOS?

Google has given a reason that All apps on iOS have to run in the sandbox environment except for special apps by apple that get to tap into some private APIs. So Chrome on iOS uses whatever the ...
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Browser support for internal corporate tools

We are on the verge of a conversion. For years, our company supported only IE for its internal (intranet) home-built tools. Since a few of our users are still on XP, which means IE only goes up to ...
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Why do browsers leak memory?

A colleague and I were speaking about browsers (using a browser control object in a project), and it appears as plain as day that all browsers (Firefox, Chrome, IE, Opera) display the same ...
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Does NaCl mean the death of Internet Explorer? [closed]

From the wikipedia - Google Native Client (NaCl) is a sandboxing technology for running a subset of Intel x86 or ARM native code using software-based fault isolation. It is proposed for ...
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What is the best design pattern for asynchronous message passing in a Chrome extension?

I have a background script that is responsible for getting and setting data to a localStorage database. My content scripts must communicate with the background script to send and receive data. Right ...
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What is the current state of Google's Dart programming language? [closed]

Dart has been out for ages (in internet years), but judging by Google Trends , it hasn't gotten much hype, and the fact that it only works in Chrome doesn't help either. Nonetheless, Chrome is gaining ...
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Development Cost of Google Chrome [closed]

How much money did Google throw at the development of Chrome ? The actual figure is probably not public knowledge. An educated guess would be fine. Bonus points for time-series data :D
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How do I find test users for my Chrome extension with Google App Engine back end?

I am new to developing Chrome extensions and I used Stack Overflow to ask many questions and got great answers. I finally finished a beta version and uploaded it to Chrome store only for test users. ...
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How can I protect a java app to be deployed in the google chrome app market?

I'm making a java app. Is to solve a problem in engineering. I'm thinking that it would be nice to sell it as an app in the google chrome market, but I'm worried about security. I've been trying to ...
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Google Native Client - The end of client/server side programming? [closed]

As some of you may know already, Google Native Client is going to be released with Chrome 14. Google native client is a technology that allow us to run native code(C, C++) on the web. (Cross-browser). ...
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Is blocking java applets a necessary security measure?

Chrome 11 is now asking user permission to run both signed and unsigned Applets (yes, for signed applets the user is asked twice). Chromium team decided that this measure is needed even when the user ...
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Chromebook - is it interesting for Programmers? [closed]

Google announced the chromebook yesterday (11 May 2011). While this is surely a nice thing, I have no clue whether it was interesting to buy one for a (non-javascript)-programmer. What do you think? ...
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Why is Google blocking users from accessing their local file system in Chromium? [closed]

The question is based on this issue in Chromium. It is marked as Won't Fix. Do you see any reason to block a local html file from accessing another local html file located in the same folder?
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Are Chrome Developer Tools an adequate substitute for Firebug?

Are Chrome Developer Tools an adequate substitute for Firebug? I'm learning how to develop simple web apps using Django. The book I have recommends installing Firefox/Firebug. I'm used to Chrome and ...
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Google Chrome Extension Development for Dummies?

I want to get started writing extensions for Google Chrome. I am a long time C, C++, Delphi, etc. developer for many years with some Java skills. I believe Chrome extensions are written in C++ but ...
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Charging for chrome extension?

I have a chrome extension that I think is fairly useful. It's already been posted and is free. How can I start charging for it with the Chrome webstore? $.99 or some such.
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Chrome extensions every programmer should know [closed]

I just switched from Firefox to Chrome, so what I wanna know: Are there any Chrome Extensions which are indispensable for a programmer?