Specifies the execution environment of a script injected with scripting.executeScript() or registered with scripting.registerContentScripts().


Values of this type are strings. Possible values are:

  • ISOLATED The default content scripts execution environment. This environment is isolated from the page's context: while they share the same document, the global scopes and available APIs differ.
  • MAIN The web page execution environment. This environment is shared with the web page without isolation. Scripts in this environment do not have any access to APIs that are only available to content scripts.

    Warning: Due to the lack of isolation, the web page can detect and interfere with the executed code. Do not use the MAIN world unless it is acceptable for web pages to read, access, or modify the logic or data that flows through the executed code.

Browser compatibility

BCD tables only load in the browser

Note: This API is based on Chromium's chrome.scripting API.