In addition to the
extensions can use all the APIs
that the browser provides
to web pages and apps.
If the browser doesn't support an API you want to use,
you can bundle additional API libraries into your extension.
Here's a sampling of the APIs that extensions can use:
Document Object Model
that you can use in ordinary web apps.
to request data from one or more servers.
The permissions field
of the manifest specifies
which hosts the extension can send requests to.
- HTML5 and other emerging APIs
- Google Chrome supports HTML5 features,
along with other emerging APIs.
Here are some of the APIs you can use:
for HTML5 information, tutorials, an interactive playground,
and links to other resources.
- WebKit APIs
Because Google Chrome is built upon WebKit,
your extensions can use WebKit APIs.
Especially useful are the experimental CSS features
such as filters, animations, and transformations.
Here's an example of using WebKit styles
to make the UI spin:
-webkit-transition: all 1s ease-out;
- V8 APIs, such as JSON
- Because JSON is in V8, you don't need to include a JSON library to use JSON functions.
- APIs in bundled libraries
- If you want to use a library that the browser doesn't provide
(for example, jQuery),
Bundled libraries work in extensions
just as they do in other web pages.