TypeError: Components.classes is undefined
I saw many questions like "Components.classes[xyz]" is undefined, but I have an issue with the Components.classes object itself being undefined. I have a small dummy html page where I'm trying to run a basic sample script from http://books.mozdev.org/chapters/ch08.html#77008 (slightly altered):
I've already tried running Firefox in safe mode, and it's a fresh installation of the application. Am I missing some sort of initialization?
Additional System Details
- The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
- Shockwave Flash 11.4 r402
- Displays Java applet content, or a placeholder if Java is not installed.
- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.8; rv:15.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/15.0.1
Generally speaking, web pages cannot access the privileged parts of Firefox such as preferences and bookmarks. There is an exception for digitally signed scripts in some cases, but during development and testing, of course, that's impractical due to frequent code changes.
If you are working on creating an add-on, consider using the Add-on SDK. More info: https://addons.mozilla.org/developers/