Opening `about:reader` urls in webextensions

Paul Morris paul at paulwmorris.com
Sun Nov 26 20:00:34 UTC 2017


Hi Bob,

Just reporting back that the new Reader View apis worked well and my 
add-on is now migrated to WebExtensions: 
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/automatic-reader-view/

Thanks,
-Paul


On 09/28/2017 09:22 AM, Bob Silverberg wrote:
> Hi Paul,
>
> That bug is unfortunately still in security review, but we have added 
> a method to the tabs API called toggleReaderMode which will place a 
> tab into reader mode. That will land in 58.
>
> Can you use that for your use case(s)?
>
> Bob
>
>
> On Thu, Sep 28, 2017 at 8:26 AM, Paul Morris <paul at paulwmorris.com 
> <mailto:paul at paulwmorris.com>> wrote:
>
>     Hi all,
>
>     Any news on this bug?
>
>     Allow the creation of tabs with about: URLs
>     https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1371793
>     <https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1371793>
>
>     My add-on "Automatic Reader View" can't make the full transition
>     to WebExtensions without being able to open about:reader urls.
>     Currently it's a hybrid add-on.
>
>     https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/automatic-reader-view/
>     <https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/automatic-reader-view/>
>
>     (Sorry I didn't follow up on this sooner.  It just slipped off my
>     radar.)
>
>     Thanks,
>     -Paul
>
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