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Need a documentation on how to create an extension for firefox 7 from scratch or how to make my current extension compatible on such an old version of Firefox. We already have our recent supported extensions published but a client need it for Firefox 7. Can't find any info online regarding this. Please guide me.

Need a documentation on how to create an extension for firefox 7 from scratch or how to make my current extension compatible on such an old version of Firefox. We already have our recent supported extensions published but a client need it for Firefox 7. Can't find any info online regarding this. Please guide me.
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FredMcD
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Arun said

Need a documentation on how to create an extension for firefox 7 from scratch

I think you mean Firefox v 70, not 7.

Add-on questions should be posted in the add-ons forum; https://discourse.mozilla-community.org/c/add-ons

''Arun [[#question-1272144|said]]'' <blockquote> Need a documentation on how to create an extension for firefox 7 from scratch </blockquote> I think you mean Firefox v 70, not 7. Add-on questions should be posted in the add-ons forum; https://discourse.mozilla-community.org/c/add-ons
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FredMcD said

Arun said
Need a documentation on how to create an extension for firefox 7 from scratch

I think you mean Firefox v 70, not 7.

Add-on questions should be posted in the add-ons forum; https://discourse.mozilla-community.org/c/add-ons


No. I actually mean Firefox 7. I know it's very old. That's why not able to find any good documentations.

''FredMcD [[#answer-1263934|said]]'' <blockquote> ''Arun [[#question-1272144|said]]'' <blockquote> Need a documentation on how to create an extension for firefox 7 from scratch </blockquote> I think you mean Firefox v 70, not 7. Add-on questions should be posted in the add-ons forum; https://discourse.mozilla-community.org/c/add-ons </blockquote> No. I actually mean Firefox 7. I know it's very old. That's why not able to find any good documentations.
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Posted the question on Add-ons forum(https://discourse.mozilla.org/t/firefox-7-extension-development/48052?u=arun1). Thanks for the suggestion and response.

Posted the question on Add-ons forum(https://discourse.mozilla.org/t/firefox-7-extension-development/48052?u=arun1). Thanks for the suggestion and response.
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FredMcD
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I hope you get the information you need. Good luck.

I hope you get the information you need. Good luck.
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James
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Firefox 7.0 is rather old and vulnerable and should not be used online. It will likely have issues connecting to most current to all https:// sites also.

Firefox 7.0 was Released way back in September 2011, eight years ago.

Any reason why this client wants an extension for such a old version of Firefox?

Firefox 7.0 is rather old and vulnerable and should not be used online. It will likely have issues connecting to most current to all https:// sites also. Firefox 7.0 was Released way back in September 2011, eight years ago. Any reason why this client wants an extension for such a old version of Firefox?
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jscher2000
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Quote high, it's a complete rewrite.

Quote high, it's a complete rewrite.
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James said

Firefox 7.0 is rather old and vulnerable and should not be used online. It will likely have issues connecting to most current to all https:// sites also. Firefox 7.0 was Released way back in September 2011, eight years ago. Any reason why this client wants an extension for such a old version of Firefox?

Yeah, I am aware of the vulnerabilities. But he seems to have a certain case where some of his users are using firefox 7 and they are not upgrading(won't actually tell the exact reasons). Some people just don't understand. Even though I am trying to convince him to get it upgraded, I still want to get an option if it can be achieved.

''James [[#answer-1264276|said]]'' <blockquote> Firefox 7.0 is rather old and vulnerable and should not be used online. It will likely have issues connecting to most current to all https:// sites also. Firefox 7.0 was Released way back in September 2011, eight years ago. Any reason why this client wants an extension for such a old version of Firefox? </blockquote> Yeah, I am aware of the vulnerabilities. But he seems to have a certain case where some of his users are using firefox 7 and they are not upgrading(won't actually tell the exact reasons). Some people just don't understand. Even though I am trying to convince him to get it upgraded, I still want to get an option if it can be achieved.
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There are also some docs on the mozillaZine knowledge base pages. *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Getting_started_with_extension_development ---- *https://developer.mozilla.org/Add-ons/Install_Manifests *https://developer.mozilla.org/Add-ons/Extension_Packaging *https://developer.mozilla.org/Multiple_Item_Packaging *https://developer.mozilla.org/en/Toolkit_API *https://developer.mozilla.org/en/XPInstall_API_Reference
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