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Manifest File Format


Manifest file is written in JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) format.

This format differs from more loose rules of writing object literals in JavaScript code. Among important differences:

  • Every key name and string literal must be in double quotes.

    • Correct: "key": "value"

    • Wrong: key: "value", 'key': 'value'

  • No comments are allowed by the format.

    • Wrong: "key": "value" // This controls feature foo
  • Strict comma rules: items separated by commas, no dangling commas.

    • Correct:

        "foo": "bar",
        "baz": "qux"
    • Wrong (comma missing):

        "foo": "bar"
        "baz": "qux"
    • Wrong (dangling comma):

        "foo": "bar",
        "baz": "qux",

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