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FYI, Firefox extensions can contain native code. Of course, you need to include a binary for every OS/arch/Mozilla version triple you wish to support.

I mentioned extensions; the first half of my previous job was spent on FF plugin development. Once in a while, one of us would get frustrated enough to try looking at how extensions are built for FF; never worth it. (Our IE guy was enviable in the sense that he only had to produce two DLLs, and got to work in his language of choice.)

This is kind of at odds with your earlier comment...

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