[Greasemonkey] The revolutionary nature of user scripts

Julien Couvreur julien.couvreur at gmail.com
Mon Apr 4 15:18:33 EDT 2005

Korakot mentions wysiwyg creation of simple scripts.
I created a script generation page that would fit into that category:

It's not completely finished yet, and I'm still looking into modifying
GreaseMonkey to support installing scripts from a "data:" url (so
there is no server code to generate the script).

It only supports a specific familly of scripts ("insert template html
after matched link"), but if you can think of other recurring pattern
of user script, I'd be happy to discuss them too.


> 3. Wysiwyg creation of simple scripts. This will allow people to insert
> some texts, changing font size or other simple things. A master userscript
> or GM itself can enable inline page modification. It can then translate that
> to a series of command primitive; such as getElementById (or XPATH) +
>  appendChild + setStyle + etc...  After the user visually change a page
> to fit him, he can save the modification into a script stored on a repository.
> Next user can install such script just like any other user scripts.

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