[Greasemonkey] Question: what would happen if Greasemonkey sent the ID of every applicable user script with each request?

Mark Pilgrim pilgrim at gmail.com
Thu Apr 28 22:56:26 EDT 2005


On 4/28/05, Aaron Boodman <zboogs at gmail.com> wrote:
> What I am proposing is that GM simply notify the site on each request
> that it is active. Since we have already proven (see paragraph #1)
> that GM is not disableable, what might a publisher do with that
> information?

My imagination isn't what it used to be, but I can still imagine some
pretty nasty stuff.  Haven't we had enough bad things happen on the
web with User-Agent sniffing scripts wreaking havoc?

> Well, he'd have several choices: deliver same webpage he would to
> anyone else, deliver a webpage somehow optimised for GM, or deliver no
> webpage.
> 
> Choice #2 is particulary interesting, and I wonder if choice #3 should
> be available to him.

No.

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Cheers,
-Mark


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