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Type String
Mandatory No
"author": "Walt Whitman"

The extension's author, intended for display in the browser's user interface. If the developer key is supplied and it contains the "name" property, it will override the author key. There's no way to specify multiple authors.

Note that Firefox only supports this key from version 52 onwards, and that this key is mandatory in Microsoft Edge.


"author": "Walt Whitman"

Browser compatibility

ChromeEdgeFirefoxFirefox for AndroidOpera
Basic supportYesYes 15252Yes
1. This key is mandatory in Microsoft Edge.

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