Opened on 02/24/2016 at 11:45:05 PM

Closed on 03/10/2016 at 02:36:03 PM

Last modified on 09/20/2017 at 09:40:24 AM

#3695 closed change (fixed)

Edge exposes it's API with the "browser" namespace instead "chrome"

Reported by: sebastian Assignee: oleksandr
Priority: P2 Milestone:
Module: Platform Keywords:
Cc: scottlow Blocked By:
Blocking: Platform: Edge
Ready: yes Confidential: no
Tester: Ross Verified working: yes
Review URL(s):



Microsoft Edge is going to support a subset of the Chrome extension API. However, same as for Mozilla's Web Extensions, the namespace will be browser instead chrome.

As browser seems to become a standard, we might want to consider using it directly in the future, but as we have to develop compatibility changes for Edge in a fork for now, let's keep the change as small as possible.

What to change

Alias window.browser to if it doesn't exist.

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Change History (7)

comment:1 Changed on 03/10/2016 at 02:35:06 PM by sebastian

  • Owner set to oleksandr
  • Review URL(s) modified (diff)

comment:2 Changed on 03/10/2016 at 02:36:03 PM by sebastian

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

comment:3 Changed on 05/07/2016 at 01:32:41 AM by sebastian

  • Cc scottlow added

comment:4 Changed on 05/23/2016 at 10:36:25 AM by sebastian

  • Keywords edge removed
  • Platform changed from Unknown / Cross platform to Edge

comment:5 Changed on 06/10/2016 at 11:27:49 PM by sebastian

  • Sensitive unset

comment:6 Changed on 11/08/2016 at 12:24:18 PM by abpbot

A commit referencing this issue has landed:
Issue 3695 - Edge exposes it's API with the "browser" namespace

comment:7 Changed on 09/20/2017 at 09:40:24 AM by Ross

  • Tester changed from Unknown to Ross
  • Verified working set

Done. Tested through general use and checking that exists in console in Edge/FF.

Edge 40 / Windows 10

Chrome 49 / 61 / Windows 10
Opera 36 / 47 / Windows 10

Firefox 53 / 55 / Windows 10

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