Mozilla.org Plugin check doesn't recognize nightly as FF

UNCONFIRMED
Unassigned

Status

www.mozilla.org
Pages & Content
UNCONFIRMED
4 months ago
4 months ago

People

(Reporter: Bob Fisher, Unassigned)

Tracking

Production

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

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Description

4 months ago
Created attachment 8900268 [details]
Mozilla plugin check screen.jpg

User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:57.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/57.0
Build ID: 20170822171841

Steps to reproduce:

Opened https://www.mozilla.org/plugincheck/ in a new tab.


Actual results:

Presented a page to download Firefox as if I was using a non mozilla browser.


Expected results:

Should have seen a list of my plugins with available updates.

Updated

4 months ago
Component: Untriaged → Pages & Content
Product: Firefox → www.mozilla.org
Version: 57 Branch → Production

Comment 1

4 months ago
This behavior is correct. The NPAPI plugin database is no longer maintained. The plugin check page, when querying that database, was being given incorrect information that was then shown to users visiting the page.

The following blog post provides a clear explanation of why this was done and how Firefox has improved upon it with Web Extension APIs - https://blog.mozilla.org/futurereleases/2015/10/08/npapi-plugins-in-firefox/

For more information about Nightly and add-ons, please read here:  
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-add-technology-modernizing
(Reporter)

Comment 2

4 months ago
(In reply to Eric Renaud from comment #1)
> This behavior is correct. The NPAPI plugin database is no longer maintained.
> The plugin check page, when querying that database, was being given
> incorrect information that was then shown to users visiting the page.
> 
> The following blog post provides a clear explanation of why this was done
> and how Firefox has improved upon it with Web Extension APIs -
> https://blog.mozilla.org/futurereleases/2015/10/08/npapi-plugins-in-firefox/
> 
> For more information about Nightly and add-ons, please read here:  
> https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-add-technology-modernizing

Thanks for the response. I didn't realize the plugin check was being stopped immediately.

Bob
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