I have a question about the general use of web extensions.
I was told that web extensions are for enhancing the browsing experience only and any other use of them would be a misuse.
Is there any reason why a web extension couldn’t or shouldn’t be used to package a desktop application instead of using Electron or a progressive web application?
There is a games and entertainment category listed in the MDN Web Doc about “What is an extension?”, but nothing like tools or work applications is mentioned.
Since the web extension APIs, in this case at least, provide sufficient added functionality, the web extension could run this program like a desktop application without packaging the same JS, HTML, CSS files along with a Chrome browser and node.js. And that seems to be a better option for the user.
Is it “wrong” to use a web extension for this purpose? If submitted, and assuming it met all other requirements, would this type of web extension be approved and published or rejected?