author Abdelrhman Ahmed <>
Sun, 24 May 2015 07:05:00 -0400
changeset 245814 79f4cf7c37a8f0d1d66996691cf9ca812d4d5f00
parent 237157 79b0d1c565a81ecc0cd4ff21695dc19c3786eded
permissions -rw-r--r--
Bug 1167224 - Remove getMostRecentBrowserWindow() from nsIBrowserGlue and use RecentWindow in nsBrowserGlue.js. r=mak

/* This Source Code Form is subject to the terms of the Mozilla Public
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#include "nsISupports.idl"

interface nsIDOMWindow;

 * nsIBrowserGlue is a dirty and rather fluid interface to host shared utility 
 * methods used by browser UI code, but which are not local to a browser window.
 * The component implementing this interface is meant to be a singleton
 * (service) and should progressively replace some of the shared "glue" code 
 * scattered in browser/base/content (e.g. bits of utilOverlay.js, 
 * contentAreaUtils.js, globalOverlay.js, browser.js), avoiding dynamic 
 * inclusion and initialization of a ton of JS code for *each* window.
 * Dued to its nature and origin, this interface won't probably be the most
 * elegant or stable in the mozilla codebase, but its aim is rather pragmatic:
 * 1) reducing the performance overhead which affects browser window load;
 * 2) allow global hooks (e.g. startup and shutdown observers) which survive
 * browser windows to accomplish browser-related activities, such as shutdown
 * sanitization (see bug #284086)

[scriptable, uuid(b0e7c156-d00c-4605-a77d-27c7418f23ae)]
interface nsIBrowserGlue : nsISupports
   * Deletes privacy sensitive data according to user preferences
   * @param aParentWindow an optionally null window which is the parent of the 
   *        sanitization dialog
  void sanitize(in nsIDOMWindow aParentWindow);