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by Tony Chang
tony@ponderer.org

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annotate Google

Jan 14, 2005, 12:51am EST

 

 

I’m working on a Firefox extension for annotating Google search result pages. It currently checks each page for RSS or Atom feeds and places links to feeds and also grabs a few popular tags from del.icio.us about the page.

I started working on it last weekend, but while reading evan‘s tech blog today, I learned about greasemonkey, a Firefox extension that allows you to overlay site specific javascript. Wow, that’s exactly what I needed. So I started using it but found out that it may not be ideal because of security problems features that apply to scripts, but not extensions. So I guess I can’t use greasemonkey after all, but it has provided a convenient way to test the script.

Oh, perhaps you want to try out the extension. While you’re welcome to install greasemonkey and try out annotate Google, it’s not quite ready yet. In addition to annoying security warnings on every Google SERP, it only makes one XMLHttpRequest at a time due to a bug on my part (new requests are clobbering old requests, maybe something’s wrong with my closure).

Update: I actually wrote it.

tony at Jan 31, 2005, 03:35pm EST

Cool! Thanks for pointing that out, I’ll look into it later.

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