Sideloading fails silently if messages.json is malformed such as syntax errors or duplicate entries

Fixed, not yet flighted Issue #7716974

Details

Author
Serge Z.
Created
May 27, 2016
Privacy
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Found in
  • Microsoft Edge
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Steps to reproduce

Repro 1:

  1. Create a localized resource file with duplicate property names

  2. Sideload the extension

Repro 2:

  1. Create a localized resource file with missing bracket
  2. Sideload the extension

Notice that sideloading failed silently: New extension is not
 in list but no error displayed either

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    • Found in Microsoft Edge 38.14352.1002.0; Microsoft EdgeHTML 14.14352

    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To to “Sebastian P.”

      Changed Assigned To from “Sebastian P.” to “Chee C.”

      Changed Status to “Confirmed”

      Changed Title from “"default_locale" limitation” to “JSON manifest parser fails if there are duplicate property name”

      Changed Status from “Confirmed”

      Changed Steps to Reproduce

      Changed Assigned To to “Sebastian P.”

      Changed Assigned To from “Sebastian P.” to “Ashwin K.”

      Changed Status to “Confirmed”

      Changed Steps to Reproduce

      Changed Title from “JSON manifest parser fails if there are duplicate property name” to “Sideloading fails silently if messages.json is malformed (or duplicate entries exist)”

      Changed Title from “Sideloading fails silently if messages.json is malformed (or duplicate entries exist)” to “Sideloading fails silently if messages.json is malformed such as syntax errors or duplicate entries”

    • The Edge team is working on a fix for a future update.

    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To from “Ashwin K.” to “Mike R.”

      Changed Status from “Confirmed” to “In progress”

      Changed Status from “In progress” to “In code review”

      Changed Status from “In code review” to “In progress”

      Changed Status from “In progress” to “In code review”

      Changed Status from “In code review” to “In progress”

      Changed Status from “In progress” to “Fixed, not yet flighted”

    • We have released a fix which should help this going forward. Please let us know if you are still seeing similar silent failures when sideloading.

      All the best,
      The MS Edge Team

    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Status from “Fixed, not yet flighted” to “Fixed, flighted”

      Changed Status from “Fixed, flighted” to “Fixed, not yet flighted”

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