Marshalling Array Buffers From Extension Background Page <=> Popup Page Doesn't Work

Won’t fix Issue #18386569

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Author
Kyle S.
Created
Jul 25, 2018
Privacy
This issue is public.
Found in
  • Microsoft Edge
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Reported by 2 people

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Steps to reproduce

Simple test reproduction (see attached example):

background.js

window.myBuffer = new Uint8Array([1,2,3]).buffer;
window.printBuffer = function(buffer) {
    console.log(buffer);
    const arr = new Uint8Array(buffer);
    console.log(arr.length);
    console.log(arr);
};

popup.js

const bgBuffer = browser.extension.getBackgroundPage().myBuffer;
console.log(bgBuffer);
const arr = new Uint8Array(bgBuffer);
console.log(arr.length);
console.log(arr);
browser.extension.getBackgroundPage().printBuffer(new Uint8Array([4,5,6]).buffer);

Open the popup and consoles read:

Background page

[object ArrayBuffer]: {0: <Object doesn't support property or method 'Symbol.iterator'>}
 0
[object Uint8Array]: []

Popup page

 [object ArrayBuffer]
 0

Possibly related? https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/platform/issues/12227553/

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Comments and activity

  • If you convert the Array Buffers to UInt8Arrays, it seems to work.

  • Microsoft Edge Team

    Changed Assigned To to “Sanchit A.”

    Changed Status to “Confirmed”

    Changed Assigned To from “Sanchit A.” to “Scott S.”

    Changed Status from “Confirmed”

    Changed Status to “Won’t fix”

  • Hi!

    We have made a decision to scope bug fixing on the current Edge product to critical security and reliability issues, and the minimum necessary to service in-market customers (RS4, RS5 and 19H1), in order to focus on high quality delivery of the new Edge based on open source.  I am resolving this bug Won’t Fix to let you know of this explicitly, instead of simply keeping the bug active. 

    Thanks,
    Zach

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