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Bookmark us doesn't work in Firefox
but work in IE

 6:04 pm on Apr 28, 2007 (gmt 0)

I have a website and the link Bookmark us work in IE,but does't work in Firefox
<a href="#" onClick="window.external.AddFavorite(location.href,document.title);">Bookmark us</a>

Error :
window.external has no properties
What should i do?



 7:49 pm on Apr 28, 2007 (gmt 0)

Yes, that script is IE only.

I've seen scripts that claim to work on other browsers including Firefox, but what they do is open up the side panel and the user still needs to create the bookmark manually. If you want to display such a link, I would suggest scripting it so that in only displays in IE -- and then call it "Add to Favorites" which is Microsoft-speak (they like to rename things.)


 11:35 am on May 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

You could try this one at Dynamic Drive:



 1:07 pm on May 5, 2007 (gmt 0)

That one claims to work in Firefox, but when the bookmark is visited it loads in the sidebar... not the main window.

I've tried a few times to find a fix but was told on the Mozilla forums there was no way to do this.


 6:56 am on May 23, 2007 (gmt 0)

Try this:

<script type="text/javascript">
function bookmarksite(title,url){
if (window.sidebar)
window.sidebar.addPanel(title, url, "");
else if(window.opera && window.print){
var elem = document.createElement('a');
else if(document.all)
window.external.AddFavorite(url, title);

And then:
<a href="javascript:bookmarksite('Your Website', 'http://www.example.com')">Add</a>


[edit] Sorry, that does the sidebar thing too. Looks like it has to be the sidebar.


 2:24 pm on Jun 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

Bookmark scripts look a bit cheesy anyway. There are perfectly good utilities shipped with the browser for bookmarking pages.


 10:13 pm on Jun 13, 2007 (gmt 0)

Automated bookmarking is not a good idea. If a person wants to bookmark a site, they do it themselves, I just don't understand why it's done any other way.
If you want the person to bookmark your site, just ask them to.


 10:19 pm on Jun 13, 2007 (gmt 0)

A little bookmark button is not such a big hassle and it is a nice after thought, I suspect that it must increase your bookmark-age by between 25% - 50% not all people think the same and to have a little button that just does it for you, well why not..

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