User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20041020 Firefox/1.0 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20041020 Firefox/1.0 Please note that this is not a duplicate of bug 261026 since that bug refers to the wrong site being added to the whitelist will not allow the intended url to install the extension. This bug refers to the fact that at http://weblogs.mozillazine.org/doron/archives/006710.html, if the Get it Here link is clicked on, Firefox will notify that http://weblogs.mozillazine.org needs to be on the extensions whitelist. This is not the URL at which the extension is located. So far, this seems to be the same as bug 261026, however, the difference appears when the requested address (weblogs.mozillazine.org) is added to the whitelist. Then, clicking on the link to http://www.nexgenmedia.net/extensions/gm-notifier/gm-notifier_0_4_beta.xpi brings up the confirmation dialogue for an installation ALTHOUGH nexgenmedia.net is not on the whitelist. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.Goto http://www.nexgenmedia.net/extensions/gm-notifier/gm-notifier_0_4_beta.xpi 2.Click on link to "Get it here" 3.If weblogs.mozillazine.org is not on whitelist, see notification bar that Firefox blocked attempted install. 4.Add weblogs.mozillazine.org to whitelist, as browser requests. 5.Attempt to click on link again 6.See that Firefox pops up installation confirmation dialogue although the domain of the extension (nexgenmedia.net) is not on the whitelist. Actual Results: Firefox asked me whether I wished to install the extension. Expected Results: As per bug 261026, the domain hosting the extension for installation should have been notified in the notification bar of having been blocked. However, this not being the case, adding the referrer (weblogs.mozillazine.org) to the whitelist should not allow the browser to pop up a confirmation dialogue to install the extension.
Sorry, I messed up the steps up there. The URL to "Goto" (Step 1) should be http://weblogs.mozillazine.org/doron/archives/006710.html .
This is by design. See bug 240552 comment 38 and bug 240552 comment 60.