NoScript Webext browser compatibility?

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Re: NoScript Webext browser compatibility?

Post by GµårÐïåñ » Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:43 pm

They are very irresponsibly pushing the release despite not being ready and many of the devs not being ready due to lack of proper API or finalized code, but that's Mozilla for you.
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Re: NoScript Webext browser compatibility?

Post by Giorgio Maone » Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:54 pm

barbaz wrote:What browsers will NoScript Webext support?

Suppose I install NoScript Webext in a browser that's missing some needed WebExtensions APIs. Will NoScript run but some features do nothing, or will NoScript not work at all? If the former, which NoScript features wouldn't work?
Firefox 57 for the most "visible" features (Script and content blocking, XSS filter, ClearClick).
Firefox 58 for the others, at least those the Tor Browser rely upon (such as permissions cascading), and ABE most likely (complex site hierarchies can't be handled before 58).

Do not expect all the features out-of-the-box, and many will be drastically revised (improved or lessened, depending on your taste and requirements).
If stability is what you need, stay on Firefox ESR / Tor Browser as much as possible.

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Re: NoScript Webext browser compatibility?

Post by barbaz » Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:09 pm

Thanks Giorgio for your input, much appreciated! Image
Giorgio Maone wrote:Firefox 57 for the most "visible" features (Script and content blocking, XSS filter, ClearClick).
Firefox 58 for the others, at least those the Tor Browser rely upon (such as permissions cascading), and ABE most likely (complex site hierarchies can't be handled before 58).
Which means if I do use NoScript Webext on Firefox, it'll have to be Firefox 58, because of ABE and restrictSubdocScripting.

Thanks for clarifying what the supported browsers will be. So Chromium/Vivaldi/etc won't be officially supported. But will NoScript work at all on Chromium? If so, what NoScript features can't be expected to work?
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Re: NoScript Webext browser compatibility?

Post by Giorgio Maone » Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:33 pm

barbaz wrote: But will NoScript work at all on Chromium? If so, what NoScript features can't be expected to work?
NoScript will definitely work on Chromium by the end of 2018, with some limitations due to asynchronous WebRequest methods and some other NoScript-specific APIs which are currently implemented on Firefox only being not available (yet?)
I'm trying to port as much as possible in terms of features, but reliability will come at the price of performance penalties or lessened usability because of the above.

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Re: NoScript Webext browser compatibility?

Post by barbaz » Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:51 am

I think that answers all my questions for now. Thanks again Giorgio!
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Re: NoScript Webext browser compatibility?

Post by Thrawn » Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:52 pm

Giorgio Maone wrote: Do not expect all the features out-of-the-box, and many will be drastically revised (improved or lessened, depending on your taste and requirements).
ABP faced a similar thing, apparently, having to drop features to get something in. And it's the #1 most popular extension by a huge margin, and NoScript is in the top ten. I'm feeling pretty unimpressed with Mozilla at this point.
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Re: NoScript Webext browser compatibility?

Post by pocttopus » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:46 am

Giorgio Maone wrote:
Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:33 pm
barbaz wrote: But will NoScript work at all on Chromium? If so, what NoScript features can't be expected to work?
NoScript will definitely work on Chromium by the end of 2018, with some limitations due to asynchronous WebRequest methods and some other NoScript-specific APIs which are currently implemented on Firefox only being not available (yet?)
I'm trying to port as much as possible in terms of features, but reliability will come at the price of performance penalties or lessened usability because of the above.

Hello folks,

Sorry for asking this, but I am wondering what happened with NoScript for other browsers? It's 2019 and yet there is no available version for Chrome neither for Opera. :|

A big thanks for the developer who has created this unique addon for Firefox. Keep it up. :idea:

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