[Project_owners] Changing contents.rdf / overlays dynamically

Brian King brian at mozdev.org
Mon Jul 5 19:12:36 EDT 2004

I'm wondering if anyone has done something like the following?:

- I have a bunch of UI widgets, split between different overlay files
- I want to pick and choose which ones to use/pull in, which can be 
different in any given session.
- The contents.rdf file that defines the overlays, when registered 
creates an overlays.rdf file in 
- Until now, I do this by hand editing contents.rdf, and re-registering 
the chrome.

What I would like to do is:
- Provide a GUI for choosing which widgets to appear, and the checkboxes 
would map to different overlay files.
- Modify contents.rdf, or even better directly overlays.rdf based on 
users choice, via script.
- A restart is not a problem, this is factored in a necessity

Any ideas?

Brian King
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