Cross-Platform Installer Module

Filename extension .xpi
Internet media type application/x-xpinstall
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Mozilla Thunderbird
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Cross-Platform Installer Module (XPI) (pronounced "zippy") is a ZIP file used to install packages, utilizing the XPInstall technology. It is commonly used to install extensions such as themes, add-ons or dictionaries.

A XPI contains installation instructions (install.js or install.rdf) as well as the actual software to install, which is often itself packaged as a JAR file. When downloaded or dropped into an extension manager, XPInstall automatically interacts with the installation instructions contained in the XPI, and installs the contained software.


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