Chrome Frame allows web apps to give Internet Explorer users the choice of running the application using Internet Explorer’s normal built-in mechanisms or to outsource these to Google’s own Chrome web browser engines but still within the Internet Explorer environment and user interface.
Now the team behind Google Wave, Google’s next-gen e-mail replacement for the modern era, have been more vocal effectively stating that Internet Explorer is simply too archaic.
The Google Wave team explain they have spent countless hours solely on improving the Google Wave experience within Internet Explorer but have decided to just cut their losses.
By producing Chrome Frame future development effort can be expended solely in core development for all users, but without leaving Internet Explorer users behind.
Meanwhile, Microsoft have hit back by stating that Chrome Frame bypasses Internet Explorer 8's new enhanced security features. Consequently, Microsoft's view is that using Chrome Frame will make Internet Explorer less secure.