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

Chris Nachtman chris.nacht at gmail.com
Fri Apr 29 01:02:53 EDT 2005


Perhaps you are thinking of Privoxy?

http://www.privoxy.org/

It's based on JunkBuster and has binaries for most every common OS
(Win32, OS X. Amiga, HP-Unix, Fedora, Debian, Suse, and others, as
well as raw source code).

Used to run it before FF & Ad-Block replaced most of its function for me.

-Chris

On 4/28/05, a.list.address at gmail.com <a.list.address at gmail.com> wrote:
> That would be doing it the hard way.  Haven't you heard of
> Proxomitron?  It's a client-side HTTP proxy that modifies pages before
> they are sent to the browser.  It even does some script-injecting
> itself, with the default configuration.  I used it for years on
> Windows with IE, but once Adblock came along for Firefox, I didn't
> really need it anymore, though it still does many things that Adblock
> can't do.  It even runs in Linux in WINE, but still, I can do without
> it as long as I have Adblock.  Anyway, it was the original
> popup-blocker/cookie-controller/ad-remover/header-changer (well,
> Junkbuster may have been the first ad-blocker...), and it's still the
> most powerful client-side filter there is (unless maybe you use
> something like Squid, which is another bag of marbles).
> 
> As long as you are running your code in an environment that the page
> itself is a part of, you will always give up some control.  The only
> way to stop it is to remove external scripts by either a) removing
> external scripts, or b) using a different environment to filter the
> pages, by using something like Proxomitron.  Neither is ideal, but
> Proxomitron is pretty nice.  :)
> 
> BTW, IIRC there is an open-source client-side proxy similar to
> Proxomitron that lacks some of its features and power, but I can't
> remember the name of it.


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