Website Patches

October 8th, 2006

Back in my Javascript days I realized bookmarks have no cross-site security issues. That is to say, if you click on a bookmark that is a javascript: URL, you can insert your own code into the site. I added a bunch of “features” to my browsing experience through special bookmarks, most of which are now standard in browsers these days (my favorite was the one that automatically reloaded the page every 30 seconds). I called them website patches.

Here’s a new website patch for you (bookmark it, it doesn’t work on this blog) from Digg. Try it on sites with lots of images, like Fark.

Browser history bug

August 22nd, 2006

This is clever. You know that links using the CSS :visited pseudo-class change if you’ve visited the linked page. Did anybody think of using that to tell where you’ve been? It’s so obvious now. I imagine several browsers will issue fixes for this down the line, probably by denying the use of :visited for other domains.