Disabling JavaScript breaks Web Extensions

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Disabling JavaScript breaks Web Extensions

Postby therube » Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:57 pm

Bug 1329731 Disabling JavaScript breaks Web Extensions

So presumably if not backported to FF 52 ESR, a WebExtension version of NoScript wouldn't really be viable there.

FF 52 seemingly supports webextensions.
NoScript, when it is a webextension, theoretically should work in FF 52.
NoScript is typically used to block JavaScript.
So by blocking JavaScript, a webextension version of NoScript would break itself.


(Well, it sounds fun. But I'm probably missing something.)
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Re: Disabling JavaScript breaks Web Extensions

Postby barbaz » Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:01 pm

IIUC, NoScript should not trigger that bug, as moz-extension: is on the mandatory whitelist.
*Always* check the changelogs BEFORE updating that important software!
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