Trigger Listeners

A set of action listeners that can be used to trigger CFR messages.

How to update

Make a pull request against mozilla/nimbus-shared repo with your changes. Build and copy over resulting schema from nimbus-shared/schemas/messaging/ to toolkit/components/messaging-system/schemas/TriggerActionSchemas.json.

Usage

As part of the CFR definition the message can register at most one trigger used to decide when the message is shown.

Most triggers (unless otherwise specified) take the same arguments of hosts and/or patterns used to target the message to specific websites.

// Optional set of hosts to filter out triggers only to certain websites
let params: string[];
// Optional set of [match patterns](https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/Add-ons/WebExtensions/Match_patterns) to filter out triggers only to certain websites
let patterns: string[];
{
  ...
  // Show the message when opening mozilla.org
  "trigger": { "id": "openURL", "params": ["mozilla.org", "www.mozilla.org"] }
  ...
}
{
  ...
  // Show the message when opening any HTTP, HTTPS URL.
  trigger: { id: "openURL", patterns: ["*://*/*"] }
  ...
}

Available trigger actions

openArticleURL

Happens when the user loads a Reader Mode compatible webpage.

openBookmarkedURL

Happens when the user bookmarks or navigates to a bookmarked URL.

Does not filter by host or patterns.

frequentVisits

Happens every time a user navigates (or switches tab to) to any of the hosts or patterns arguments provided. Additionally it stores timestamps of these visits that are provided back to the targeting context. They can be used inside of the targeting expression:

// Has at least 3 visits in the past hour
recentVisits[.timestamp > (currentDate|date - 3600 * 1000 * 1)]|length >= 3
interface visit {
  host: string,
  timestamp: UnixTimestamp
};
// Host and timestamp for every visit to "Host"
let recentVisits: visit[];

openURL

Happens every time the user loads a new URL that matches the provided hosts or patterns. During a browsing session it keeps track of visits to unique urls that can be used inside targeting expression.

// True on the third visit for the URL which the trigger matched on
visitsCount >= 3

newSavedLogin

Happens every time the user saves or updates a login via the login capture doorhanger. Provides a type to diferentiate between the two events that can be used in targeting.

Does not filter by host or patterns.

let type = "update" | "save";

contentBlocking

Happens every time there is a content blocked event. Provides a context of the number of pages loaded in the current browsing session that can be used in targeting.

Does not filter by host or patterns.

let pageLoad = number;