Can't get "DOMContentLoaded" event from iframe inside a Firefox tab (XUL and chrome:// document)

Boris Zbarsky bzbarsky at MIT.EDU
Tue Aug 20 17:34:59 UTC 2013

On 8/20/13 9:25 AM, Paul Rouget wrote:
> A XUL document: chrome://browser/content/devtools/framework/toolbox-window.xul
> It contains many iframes. We listen to the DOMContentLoaded event from these iframes.
>> let iframe = document.createElement("iframe");
>> iframe.addEventListener("DOMContentLoaded", callback);

This will only work if the iframe in question is a content boundary (or 
maybe it's enough to be in a chrome docshell; it needs to be the "chrome 
event handler" for the contained window), as far as I can tell.

> Event is received if toolbox-window.xul lives in its own window.
> Event is NOT received if toolbox-window.xul lives in a Firefox tab (inside <browser>).

In the latter case, the xul:iframe is most definitely not in a chrome 

> How can I get the window behavior inside a tab?

You can't, without fixing tabbrowser to allow chrome tabs.


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