The latest beta release of Chrome Beta has added two newÂ experimentalÂ APIs for extension developers.Â Web Navigation and Proxy Extension APIs.
From the blog
- TheÂ Web Navigation Extension API allows extension developers to observe browser navigation events. These events fire both for top-level navigation and in-page navigation. The API therefore allows an extension to keep track of exactly what page (or section thereof) the tab is showing, and how the user got there. We foresee a number of use cases for this API, including extensions that gather and present statistical or benchmarking data, safe-browsing extensions, and developer tools.
- TheÂ Proxy Extension API closes one of our most popularÂ feature requests, allowing users to configure Chromeâ€™s proxy settings via extensions. Proxies can be configured for the entire browser or independently for regular and incognito windows. Configuration options range from setting a single proxy server to installing remote or even localÂ PAC scripts. AÂ sample extension demonstrates these capabilities.
Developers ready with extensions already ? drop a comment here to that everyone can try. Oh, and anyone who is going to try this, make sure you have beta version of chrome, and enable “Experimental Extension APIs” from “about:flags”
Good luck !