Main browser maker – Apple, Google, Microsoft and Mozilla – work together “to advance the general browser extension platform.” The newly formed WebExtensions Community Group explains what is not planned, “plans to determine or coordinate the signing of extensions or shipping,” while still facilitating the developer to write tools with “core general functionality,” API, and permission. “
While other major browsers use chromium machines, Safari in particular has tried to expand its plug-in ecosystem, because Apple released a new porting tool for developers at WWDC last year. Now working with a team behind Chrome, Edge and Firefox on the ideal specifications will improve performance and keep dangerous extensions in the bay.
The group charter can be seen now, because they work on the first draft of the proposed specifications before inviting others to join.