Closed Bug 1804536 Opened 2 years ago Closed 2 years ago

Implement telemetry for weather suggestions


(Firefox :: Address Bar, task, P2)




110 Branch
Tracking Status
firefox110 --- verified


(Reporter: adw, Assigned: adw)




(2 files, 1 obsolete file)

This adds the following scalars:

  • impression_weather
  • click_weather
  • help_weather
  • block_weather

And these histograms:


The histograms are updated in addition to the existing general Merino latency
and response histograms. I also modified the existing response histogram by
adding a new no_suggestion category so we can tell the difference between a
successful fetch with suggestions and a successful fetch without suggestions.

There's other telemetry in that
this doesn't add. I didn't want to do it all here since some of it is very
different. I'll file new bugs as necessary.

Other changes this makes:

  • Factor out weather initialization from test_weather.js into MerinoTestUtils so
    it can also be used in the new browser_telemetry_weather.js
  • Copy updateTopSites() from the main urlbar head.js to quicksuggest's head.js
  • Add some more info() logging to the telemetry helpers in head.js
Blocks: 1805827
Attached file (obsolete) —

Data review request for new probes related to the new weather suggestions feature of Firefox Suggest

Attachment #9308605 - Flags: data-review?(erichards)

There's a r+ patch which didn't land and no activity in this bug for 2 weeks.
:adw, could you have a look please?
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Flags: needinfo?(dharvey)
Flags: needinfo?(adw)
Flags: needinfo?(dharvey)
Flags: needinfo?(adw)

Waiting on data review

Comment on attachment 9308605 [details]

I think the following measurements are better represented as Category 1 (technical data) rather than interaction data since they are referring to the latency and responses from merino itself rather than a user interaction:


Other than that, I am happy to data-review+ once those are updated 👍

Flags: needinfo?(adw)
Attached file v2

Thanks! Here's an updated request.

Attachment #9308605 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Attachment #9308605 - Flags: data-review?(erichards)
Flags: needinfo?(adw)
Attachment #9310972 - Flags: data-review?(erichards)

Comment on attachment 9310972 [details] v2

Data Review Form

  1. Is there or will there be documentation that describes the schema for the ultimate data set in a public, complete, and accurate way?

  2. Is there a control mechanism that allows the user to turn the data collection on and off? (Note, for data collection not needed for security purposes, Mozilla provides such a control mechanism) Provide details as to the control mechanism available.

    • Yes, through the normal data-collection opt-out in Firefox settings.
  3. If the request is for permanent data collection, is there someone who will monitor the data over time?

  4. Using the category system of data types on the Mozilla wiki, what collection type of data do the requested measurements fall under?

    • Category 1 (technical data) and category 2 (interaction data)
  5. Is the data collection request for default-on or default-off?

    • Default-on.
  6. Does the instrumentation include the addition of any new identifiers (whether anonymous or otherwise; e.g., username, random IDs, etc. See the appendix for more details)?

    • No
  7. Is the data collection covered by the existing Firefox privacy notice?

    • Yes
  8. Does the data collection use a third-party collection tool? If yes, escalate to legal.

    • No



Attachment #9310972 - Flags: data-review?(erichards) → data-review+
Pushed by
Implement telemetry for weather suggestions. r=daleharvey
Regressions: 1808958
Closed: 2 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → 110 Branch

I have verified the following telemetry probes on the latest Firefox Nightly 110.0a1 (Build ID: 20230109093059) on Windows 10 x64, macOS 12.4, and Ubuntu 20.04 x64.

Keyed Scalars:

  • - When a weather suggestion is triggered
  • - When a weather suggestion is shown, but a different result is clicked
  • - When the weather suggestion is clicked
  • - When the “Learn more” button from a weather suggestion is clicked
  • - When the “Block” option from a weather suggestion is clicked


Blocks: 1815018
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