HTMLIFrameElement.findNext()

Warning: Removed in Firefox 65.

The findNext() method of the HTMLIFrameElement highlights the next or previous instance of a search result after a findAll() search has been carried out.

Invoking this method results in a mozbrowserfindchange event firing, which carries details about the search results.

Note: Use of the Browser API requires a privileged app, and browser and/or embed-apps permissions, depending on what you want to do. See Using the Browser API for more details.

Syntax

instanceOfHTMLIframeElement.findNext(direction);

Return value

Void.

Parameters

direction
A string indicating the direction in which you want to cycle through the available search results. Available values are forward and backward.

Examples

The following functions are taken from our Browser API demo, and cycle through the available search results. See Implementing the search bar for more explanation.

prev.addEventListener('touchend',function() {
  browser.findNext('backward');
});

next.addEventListener('touchend',function() {
  browser.findNext('forward');
});

Specification

Not part of any specification.

Browser compatibility

Supported since Firefox 47, in chrome code only. Removed completely in Firefox 65.

Unlikely ever to be supported in other browsers.

See also

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