XBL method acts as private method.

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Post Posted May 24th, 2015, 9:51 am

I keep getting a "not a function" error from an XBL binding when called from outside. This element is supposed to contain information about bookmarks in a custom browser application so I commented everything out and tried a simple example and still calling the method throws an error.

This is an XULRunner application (XULRunner 33.1) running on Ubuntu 14.04.

The XBL is here
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<?xml version="1.0"?>
<!DOCTYPE bindings>
<bindings xmlns=""
 <binding id="bookmarkitem">
       <method name="test">
             dump('***** hello *******');

The XUL file
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<?xml version="1.0"?>
<?xml-stylesheet href="chrome://global/skin/global.css" type="text/css"?>
<?xml-stylesheet href="bindings.css" type="text/css"?>

<dialog id="add-bookmark" title="Edit My Bookmarks"
        ondialogaccept="return doOK(event);">

  <vbox id="list">

           var list = document.getElementById('list');
           var item = document.createElement('bookmarkitem');
           var data = window.arguments[0];
           var temp;
           for(let i = 0;i < data.length;i++){
              temp = item.cloneNode();
              //original method call which caused the error
                                // commented out everything below until I could figure this out
              /*temp.dbid = data[i].id;
              temp.label = data[i].label);
              temp.url = data[i].url;

The CSS binding is below although the action binding (which I commented out and did not post) had content which was visible when this code was run so it's not like it isn't linking to the binding.
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   -moz-binding: url("chrome://nameofmyapp/content/bindings/bookmark.xbl#bookmarkitem");


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Post Posted May 24th, 2015, 11:22 am

Are you creating an extensions?
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Post Posted May 24th, 2015, 12:47 pm

LoudNoise wrote:Are you creating an extensions?

No this is actually a XULRunner application. I was able to get the bound object to work just fine in the main window but the minute I put it in a dialog the methods won't work. The content inside the binding is there and if I click on a button inside the binding which triggers a method in the binding it works. But I cannot access that method using a reference to the element.

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