They said Internet Explorer was just now fast enough or sufficiently compliant with HTML 5 standards. Consequently, the Googlites found they were expending a lot of effort to make Google Wave perform well in Internet Explorer.
By installing Chrome Frame Internet Explorer users can continue using the web browser they prefer, or are constrained to use by corporate policy, but yet still experience Google Wave the same way a Chrome user would.
Yet, Microsoft slammed Chrome Frame as making Internet Explorer less secure. Chrome Frame bypasses Internet Explorer 8’s enhanced security features, Microsoft said, and called Chrome Frame “a risk” that they would not recommend.
Now Mozilla has joined the fray with Mike Shaver, Vice President for Engineering, and Mozilla Foundation Chairperson Mitchell Baker both giving their views.
Mozilla’s line is that Google’s approach is the wrong one. Inserting another browser into Internet Explorer doesn’t achieve the unification Google want but instead weakens the security and causes a messy browser soup.
Users will lose control over what used to be their browser, Baker said.