Some of the important features of the Allow CORS: Access-Control-Allow-origin addon are listed below. This is followed by an overview of this addon. This summary contains few words about the addon, its function, and its features. Next is FAQ, this section is useful to get information about how this addon works in your browser. If you couldn’t find a specific answer, please fill the bug report form on this page or the contact form on the homepage to let us know about your question. Following the FAQ, is the bug report form. It is designed to collect user feedbacks and bugs about this addon. Users can suggest improvements or feature requests through this form too. The next section is for submitting comments about this addon which uses the Facebook comments plugin. The last section is dedicated to reports submitted through the GitHub website. We hope the information provided on this page, could help you get all the basics you need about this addon and enable you to have a better experience with Allow CORS: Access-Control-Allow-origin.
In short, Allow CORS: Access-Control-Allow-origin is a lite addon that let you easily allow CORS when using cross-domain ajax request. Please check the YouTube tutorial below to get an idea of how this addon works in your browser.
4 Reasons to Use Allow CORS: Access-Control-Allow-Origin
Has toolbar popup with ON|OFF switch.
Toolbar button changes icon when the addon is active or inactive.
A lite addon with minimal RAM and CPU usage.
Available for Firefox, Chrome and Opera browsers on all operating systems.
This video gives you an idea of how the extension works in your browser.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is Allow CORS: Access-Control-Allow-Origin addon?
2. What is CORS?
As mentioned above, Cross Origin Resource Sharing or CORS is a policy that let the browser gain permission to access resources from a server on a different domain. Different domain means, a domain different than the top domain which the website is using. For example, if a page is in domain-1.com, and wants to make an image request from domain-2.com, this is called CORS request. Modern browser understand CORS policy and does not allow cross-origin resource sharing once the server requests that. When you have this addon active, CORS is always allowed for all websites, no matter what the server requests for.
3. How can I download the source code for Allow CORS: Access-Control-Allow-Origin?
To download the source code for this extension from Chrome Web Store, it is recommended to use Extension Source Downloader. With this addon, you can download the source code as a ZIP or CRX format to your machine. If you want to download the source code from the Firefox addons store, please open the firefox download link (if available) in the Firefox browser and then right-click on the - Add to Firefox - button and select - Save Link As... - item. Choose the destination folder on your machine and then save the file in XPI format. You can then rename the XPI format to a RAR or ZIP file. Some extensions may have a GitHub repo address, which you can use to download the source code as well. But, it may not be the latest version of the addon. Therefore, downloading the source code from the official web stores is the best option as it always gives you the latest version of the addon.
4. Can I whitelist a website in this addon?
No, unfortunately currently there is no way to whitelist a website for CORS permission. When the add-on is active, CORS is allowed in all websites.
5. How can I turn the add-on ON or OFF?
As mentioned above, simply click on the toolbar button once. When the icon is grey, the addon is disabled (OFF). Pressing on the toolbar icon again, will make the addon active (ON).
6. Does this addon has any options or settings to adjust?
No, this addon has no settings or options to adjust. Only a toggle button is available to turn the addon ON or OFF.
7. Should I keep the addon active all the time?
No, it is recommended to keep the addon inactive when you do not need it; and only activate the addon if you need for a certain website or request. As mentioned above, the addon is turned OFF when added to your browser for the first time. You need to click on the toolbar button once in order to activate the add-on.
Your feedback goes a long way towards making this addon even better. With this bug report form, you can submit bugs or suggest enhancements for the functionality or performance of this addon. Please note, this bug report form will be sent to the developer(s) of this addon. You will not get an immediate or personal response at the moment. However, the developer(s) may contact you through the email address provided in this form for further clarifications or requesting additional information regarding the reported bug(s).
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