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Filter by compatibility within collection API #6279
Additionally, it should be possible to:
– in other words, filter by compatibility.
If not filter, then please at least allow readers to sort by compatibility.
For now, in the absence of tags
I use multiprocess-compatible User Agent Overrider to quickly set or unset an appropriate string.
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/collections/Firebreathing/h/?sort=added (a Hidden Gems! collection), without then with an override:
A more popular collection (6,284 followers), sorted by popularity, exemplifying the current likelihood of promotion of legacy items, without attention to compatibility –
– then with:
I wondered whether the FreeBSD/Linux aspect of my
– then browsed all nine pages of that popular collection. Not one green display of compatibility
The collections feature is being rewritten and will be relaunched later this year with a different (more focused) feature set, so we both have to consider the current collections, and the rewrite.
On the API side we can add support for platform and application parameters to be passed, and that will filter.
It will be up to the front-end to pass these parameters, and handle the UI, as we can't filter by default unless we know what platform/application the user has. @jvillalobos can you log the addons-frontend issue - there may be UX requirements, etc.