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Re: @Marti:

Yeah, I figured I can only ask the engine developers or documentation maintainers. It seems some background reading is needed first, so I will leave it for later. Thanks for the quick and informative responses again. I think that is all I need to know.

Re: @Marti:

Thank you for the quick response. I realised after I made my post that maybe it would have been more convenient for you had I made an issue on GitHub instead, so apologies if this is less convenient.

Regarding the public documentation, I already checked all three sources above beforehand, and that is why I am aware it is not explicitly listed in any official documentation. I am puzzled by the absence of when it is required in practice. I think the userscript scene is moving quite slowly, so I have no idea when it will be documented.

Still, you are much more knowledgeable than me and you are the dev, so I respect your decision. It is hopefully only hurting a very small group of my users anyway.

Dear Marti

Firstly, thank you for running and developing this site. I just have one small issue about the site's metadata check that I think needs to be fixed.

A few days ago, I updated my userscript for the first time since 2020 and I found that the site now blocks @grant and gives error 400 "@grant with value of is not valid or supported". The update would not go through unless I remove this grant from my metadata block. My userscript always had @grant since 2019 and the site was okay with it back then.

Right now, @grant GM_download is accepted, and other dot notation grants like @grant GM.setValue are also accepted, but @grant is not. While is not explicitly listed in any official documentation, at least Violentmonkey and Opera Tampermonkey require such GM.* dot notation grants. I am speaking from actual experience, because my users reported broken Violentmonkey and Opera support after I incorrectly removed GM.* grants. I have added back other GM.* grants and mostly fixed this problem, but @grant is still blocked and the function cannot be used in the code on affected platforms. I think it is incorrect for the site to block it and it should be re-allowed.

Thanks in advance.