Closed Bug 1248455 Opened 4 years ago Closed 4 years ago
Google Chrome has better diagnostics when manifest
.json is invalid
I tried an add-on that had an extra trailing comma in the manifest, like this: "permissions": [ "tabs", ] Trying to install in Firefox, I get a dialog saying: "This add-on could not be installed because it appears to be corrupt" Trying to install in Chrome, I a dialog showing me exactly where the error was, and letting me retry after fixing it. See the attached screenshot.
I think, if we want people to write WebExtensions, showing errors like this will be _very_ important…
We actually do show these kinds of errors in the Browser Console, they're just not very easy to find. I think there are at least a couple of bugs about this already.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 4 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 1224591
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