This feature is non-standard and is not on a standards track. Do not use it on production sites facing the Web: it will not work for every user. There may also be large incompatibilities between implementations and the behavior may change in the future.
This feature is obsolete. Although it may still work in some browsers, its use is discouraged since it could be removed at any time. Try to avoid using it.
This function was only available in the original, XUL-based version of Firefox for Android, which is no longer supported; for that reason, this function is obsolete and should never be used.
Because opening windows on mobile isn't necessarily appropriate, the Firefox Mobile team designed the
importDialog() method to replace
window.openDialog(). Instead of opening a new window, it merges the specified XUL dialog into the main window.
newDialog = importDialog(aParent, aSrc, aArguments)
- The opened window
- The dialog's parent; can be null.
- The chrome URL of the XUL dialog.
var dialog = importDialog(null, "chrome://myextension/content/dialog.xul", myObject);
The XUL passed to
importDialog() is very similar to XUL passed to
window.openDialog(), with some limitations and caveats:
<dialog>top level elements are permitted.
- Scripts are loaded via an attribute on the
<dialog>element, not via the
This is not part of any specification.