Geminize, a Firefox addon for the Gemini Protocol

Andre Garzia andre at andregarzia.com
Wed Jan 20 15:46:00 GMT 2021


John,

That would be different in the sense that you'd have more access to the
browser features for integration purposes. For example, you could intercept
"gemini://" URLs, you could (provide an) override to the "new tab" page to
list gemini aggregators, you could add a bookmarking system. You could
inspect <meta> tags on a page to see if they have a "gemini url" declared
and provide a page action to read using "gemini" instead. There are many
things you can do with an add-on that you can't do with a local webservice.

Best
A

On Tue, 19 Jan 2021 at 22:57, John Cowan <cowan at ccil.org> wrote:

>
>
> On Mon, Jan 18, 2021 at 10:24 PM Andre Garzia <andre at andregarzia.com>
> wrote:
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>> That depends on how you define native. If you ship an add-on that uses
>> "native messaging"[1] to talk to a companion app (such as a console python
>> script), then you can have the companion app do the gemini protocol dance
>> and send the data back to Firefox.
>>
>
> How would that be different from a regular Gemini-to-Web proxy that runs
> locally?
>


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