I wasn’t disagreeing with you. Nor was I attempting to be critical of Mozilla or expressing an opinion, but was attempting to ask a question concerning the expected long-term support for this and similar APIs.
As I wrote, I liked what I read in the recent past about Mozilla’s interest in stopping the “bad” algorithm’s of YouTube and the tactics of Facebook. The point being that those few items I came across gave the impression that they would also be in support of the continuing need to block bad or undesired content.
However that was in contrast to those thirty plus negative responses to the add-ons blog, many of which also cited the deprecation of XUL runner as an example of varying support for developers. I didn’t come across a positive response there.
Mozilla is the only browser I use and I greatly appreciate MDN documents and Mozilla Discourse and use them both quite often. Unlike you, I’m not a programmer by training or trade and, therefore, primarily work in isolation; and I wasn’t involved in this prior to the change to web-extension APIs from XUL runner. I was interested in the perspective of someone who’s been in the field for awhile, not concerning the importance of these types of APIs but something concerning their long-term future.
I think I read also that work on developer tools has stopped or been significantly reduced to focus on web assembly. So, all of this together, got me to wondering about whether or not it’s prudent to put the work in on building an extension that may not be supported or portable to a new standard in the near future.
I should, perhaps, add that where I wrote that I’m not confident, I meant that the biggest players are extremely big and seem to get their way. How can anyone have the nerve to block the President, whether you like him or not; and if they have the nerve to do that, what do they care about you or me.