Edge Extensions require TABS permission to get tab URL

External Issue #8402859


Eric L.
Aug 5, 2016
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Steps to reproduce

Porting MOARTLS to Edge: https://github.com/ericlaw1979/moartls/blob/master/manifest.json

Does not work because the Tab object returned from tabs.query lacks a “url” property. Through trial-and-error, I determined that adding the “tabs” permission to the manifest fixes the bug.

The extension already had the activeTab permission, which should have resolved this.

If requiring the “tabs” permission was intended to improve privacy, it doesn’t, both because I can inject script into the tab to get the URL and because the code fails to omit the faviconUrl property when it omits the url property.


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    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To to “Sermet I.”

      Changed Assigned To to “Sebastian P.”

      Changed Status to “External”

    • Hey Eric,

      Thanks for sending us this feedback. It has been resolved external and duped to an internal deliverable. We are aware that this functionality is missing and working on adding it as soon as possible.

      All the best,
      The MS Edge Team

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