User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:13.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/13.0.1 Build ID: 20120616215704 Steps to reproduce: I wanted to get the extension ID of several extensions as described in http://kb.mozillazine.org/Determine_extension_ID Actual results: This does not work for all extensions from AMO, because extensions tend to use incompatible formats for install.rdf. This fails for at least two reasons: 1) Sometimes em:id is not a child node of <rdf:Description> but an attribute of <rdf:Description> 2) Sometimes the "about" attribute of <rdf:Description> is not in no namespace but in the "rdf" namespace. Expected results: There should be one easy way to get the extension ID from install.rdf via xpath. For this to work a proper format of install.rdf for all extensions provided by AMO should be enforced as part of the validation process. For example there should be a test with one xpath expression that must return the extension id for the extension to be accepted.
XPath is not a viable tool for extracting information from RDF. Instead, use a library like rdflib (for Python; there are others for other languages). If you need an example, please see: https://github.com/mozilla/amo-validator/blob/master/validator/rdf.py#L69
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
Product: addons.mozilla.org → addons.mozilla.org Graveyard
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