Welcome to the K-Meleon Macro Guidelines. Please make sure that your macro modules for K-Meleon 1.1 are following our guidelines before submitting them to the Macro Library. To get a better understanding of the macro language, check out the Macro Language page or kko's Macro Reference.
The module name must be unique!
The module name is the name of the *.kmm file that is hosting your macro code. Since file names have to be unique, the module name has to be unique too. At first, you should think about an appropriate name for your module. The name should be short, but nevertheless it should be telling something about the purpose of the module.
The names of all macros and global variables defined in module <modulename> must have <modulename>_ as a prefix!
In your module, a macro name like "Open" for instance isn't very specific. Another macro coder could use the same macro name in another module. Users who now install both modules would end up getting a macro redefinition error. When you call your macro <aName>_Open and the other macro coder calls his macro <anotherName>_Open, such collisions will never occur. Since the module name must be unique anyway, it's the appropriate prefix. (And when you see a macro <name1>_<name2> somewhere in a toolbars.cfg for instance, you know that it's defined in <name1>.kkm)
Your macro and variable names should follow this convention:
Note that you don't need to follow this convention. This is just a recommendation to increase the readability of your code (not at last to your own benefit).
Inside your module, you can insert such a line of code:
All default modules have such a line. So, the value of the variable $macroModules is a semicolon-separated list of all the installed (default) modules' names. This list can be used to determine the presence of a particular module:
This way, module dependencies can be resolved if necessary. But try to avoid such dependencies completely. Keep in mind that all modules except main.kmm are optional. The user should have the choice which ones to use.
When your <modulename>.kmm is accompanied by other files (e.g. scripts, images, Style Sheets), place these in a subfolder <modulename> of the macro folder. Keep in mind that users can place your module either in their user macro folder or in their default macro folder for use with all profiles. Your module should find its resources in any case.