Content tagged “bookmarklet”

  1. Adactio: Journal—Bookmarklets

    Jeremy throws cold water on Brian‘s bookmarklet article I linked to yesterday.

    Bookmarklets are not dead. They may, however, be pining for the fjords.

    Like Jeremy, I have a simple bookmarklet for saving links to my own site. My bookmarklet opens a new window/tab, passing via URL parameters the URL and title of the current window/tab to a page on my site. If I’ve highlighted some text in the page, the bookmarklet will grab that and insert it into the body field on my link form, prepended with a > (the Markdown syntax for a <blockquote>).

    Easy peasy.

    Not-so-humorously, that last piece doesn’t work on overly-clever sites like Medium that monkey about with browser-native user interface. Neutral face emoji.

  2. Bookmarklets are Dead…

    I posted yesterday on Twitter about an issue I ran into when trying to use a bookmarklet on a website—GitHub, in this case—with a Content Security Policy. Instapaper developer Brian Donohue pointed me to a post he’d written on just this issue in 2014.

    The ultimate catch-22 of the new Content Security Policy wording is that it’s intended to benefit the users, by providing additional security from hypothetical malicious add-ons on websites that enforce a Content Security Policy. In the end the bookmarklet has been relegated obsolete by the change, a casualty of one clause in one section of one web specification, and end-users and developers are the ones who will mourn its demise. The path to hell is paved with good intentions.

    I’ve implemented a CSP on my own site and have now switched from using Instapaper’s bookmarklet to their Safari extension.

  3. HTML_CodeSniffer

    HTML_CodeSniffer is a client-side script that checks HTML source code and detects violations of a defined coding standard. HTML_CodeSniffer is written entirely in JavaScript, does not require any server-side processing and can be extended by developers to enforce custom coding standards by creating your own “sniffs”.