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authorFlorian Dold <florian.dold@gmail.com>2020-04-08 22:31:48 +0530
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@@ -165,6 +165,9 @@ of the ``taler://check-presence`` fragment to allow a placeholder for the extens
can open a new tab/window and communicate the updated extension ID back to
original SPA page.
+Once the Website has obtained the extension ID, it can use the ``runtime.connect()`` function
+to establish a communication channel to the extension.
+
Alternatives
============
@@ -177,3 +180,10 @@ Alternatives
* convince Google and/or Mozilla to implement a general mechanism
where extensions can offer a "service" that websites can then
connect to without knowing some particular extension ID.
+
+Drawbacks
+=========
+
+* Firefox currently does not support messages from a website to an extension, and currently
+ cannot support the asynchronous wallet API.
+ There is a bug open for this issue: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1319168