How to see Tags for Bookmarks in Web-Extension?

Andrew Swan aswan at mozilla.com
Fri Nov 17 18:54:18 UTC 2017


There is not currently an API for accessing bookmarks tags.  There is a
length discussion about creating such an API here:
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1225916


On Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 2:38 AM, Giovanni Meo <giovannimeo at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi folks,
>
> i have an old SDK extension that was able to query the bookmarks by the
> tag, using this piece of code:
>
> function loadFromBookMarks() {
>     let { search, UNSORTED } = require("sdk/places/bookmarks");
>
>     // Multiple queries are OR'd together
>
>
>     search(
>         [ { tags: ["commandfox"] } ]
>     ).on("data", function (result) {
>         if (result !== undefined) {
>             jsonText = JSON.stringify(result);
>             makeSearchCommand({name: result.title,
>                                description: "Command " + result.title,
>                                url:  result.url});
>         }
>     });
> }
>
>
> Now i'm trying to port this to Web Extension, but seems like the search
> API on bookmarks doesn't support tags, from the link:
>
> https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/Add-ons/WebExtensions/
> API/bookmarks/search
>
> i see only these options:
>
> In This Article
> <https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/Add-ons/WebExtensions/API/bookmarks/search#toc>
>
>    1. Syntax
>    <https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/Add-ons/WebExtensions/API/bookmarks/search#Syntax>
>       1. Parameters
>       <https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/Add-ons/WebExtensions/API/bookmarks/search#Parameters>
>       2. Return value
>       <https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/Add-ons/WebExtensions/API/bookmarks/search#Return_value>
>    2. Browser compatibility
>    <https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/Add-ons/WebExtensions/API/bookmarks/search#Browser_compatibility>
>    3. Example
>    <https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/Add-ons/WebExtensions/API/bookmarks/search#Example>
>       1. Example extensions
>       <https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/Add-ons/WebExtensions/API/bookmarks/search#Example_extensions>
>
> The *bookmarks.search()* function searches for bookmarks matching the
> given query.
>
> This function throws an exception if any of the input parameters are
> invalid or are not of an appropriate type; look in the console
> <https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/Add-ons/WebExtensions/Debugging> for
> the error message. The exceptions don't have error IDs, and the messages
> themselves may change, so don't write code that tries to interpret them.
>
> This is an asynchronous function that returns a Promise
> <https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/JavaScript/Reference/Global_Objects/Promise>
> .
> Syntax
>
> var searching = browser.bookmarks.search(
>   query                  // string or object
> )
>
> Parameters query A string
> <https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/JavaScript/Reference/Global_Objects/string>
> or object
> <https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/JavaScript/Reference/Global_Objects/object>
> describing the query to perform.
>
> If query is a string, it consists of zero or more search terms. Search
> terms are space-delimited and may be enclosed in quotes to allow
> multiple-word phrases to be searched against. Each search term matches if
> it matches any substring in the bookmark's URL or title. Matching is
> case-insensitive. For a bookmark to match the query, all the query's search
> terms must match.
>
> If query is an object, it has zero or more of the following 3 properties:
> query, title, and url, which are described below. For a bookmark to match
> the query, all provided properties terms must match the specified values.
> query Optional A string
> <https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/JavaScript/Reference/Global_Objects/string>
> specifying one or more terms to match against; the format is identical to
> the string form of the query parameter. If this isn't a string, an
> exception is thrown. url Optional A string
> <https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/JavaScript/Reference/Global_Objects/string>
> which must exactly match the bookmark's URL. Matching is case-insensitive,
> and trailing slashes are ignored.
>
> If you pass an invalid URL here, the function will throw an exception.
> title Optional A string
> <https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/JavaScript/Reference/Global_Objects/string>
> This must exactly match the bookmark's title. Matching is case-sensitive.
>
>
> Any idea on how to achieve similar functionality?
>
> Thanks in advance for any help you may provide,
> Giovanni
>
>
>
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