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Breaking Changes

Our general philosophy for the Chrome extensions system is to try hard to avoid breaking (ie backwards-incompatible) changes. Over time we've discussed a number of ideas for improvements based on actual experience with the extensions system that would require breaking backwards compatibility. Ideally we'd do them all together in one big batch to minimize developer pain.

In no particular order, here's a list of these ideas. Some require changes to the manifest format, and some change the behavior of existing APIs.