Currently you can apparently upload add-ons with invalid types in their install.rdf (add-on 13648 has type 3 f.e.). AMO should only accept add-ons with a known type.
"New in Firefox 1.5 This property was added for Firefox 1.5, and is only required for addon types other than Extensions and Themes." In other words: It should either be undefined or valid.
Sorry yes. A missing type should still be considered as type 2 or 4 as currently.
I've seen cases where Themes are uploaded without a defined type and they are recognized as Extensions by AMO. This causes some breakage, like incorrect categories showing up in the add-on properties. I'd prefer to make the type attribute mandatory for AMO, even if Firefox doesn't do this. And, of course, reject unknown types.
Severity: normal → minor
Priority: -- → P3
Target Milestone: --- → 4.x (triaged)
What are the rules to validate here (ie. what are the types)? Basta is already detecting add-on types, so this is easy to add.
Assignee: nobody → mbasta
(In reply to comment #4) > What are the rules to validate here (ie. what are the types)? Basta is already > detecting add-on types, so this is easy to add. The types are listed here: https://developer.mozilla.org/en/Install_Manifests#type If no type is specified but em:internalName exists then the type is considered to be 4 (theme). If no type or internalName exists then the type is 2 (extension)
The new validator does a number of things for the add-on's type: - Allows a type to be manually set. If the detected type does not match this, then the add-on is marked as rejected. - Determines the type based on the developer's indication (i.e.: <em:type>). If this does not match the detected type, the add-on is rejected. - Detects the type based on filename, file content, package structure, and other factors. The detected type is what is used by the validator during any processing of the add-on beyond type detection.
Just looked it up: this is already implemented in the new validator and is present in the validator's zamboni implementation.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
I was able to upload an add-on with <em:type>21</em:type> . I did not see any error messages. reopening.
Status: RESOLVED → REOPENED
Resolution: FIXED → ---
I'm assuming you tested on the new validator. Could you email me a copy of the add-on that you uploaded? There's definitely code in there that *should* be throwing errors for invalid <em:type> values (and there should be unit tests for), but if it's failing, I'll need to see what's causing it. firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks!
I did not know remora still pointed to the old validator. My mistake.
Status: REOPENED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 7 years ago → 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Product: addons.mozilla.org → addons.mozilla.org Graveyard
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