[Greasemonkey] TechnoProxy

Matthew Gertner matthew at allpeers.com
Tue Jul 5 18:09:55 EDT 2005

Thanks, Prakash. The Z-order trick is awesome. I had already noticed that
problem but I'm not a CSS whiz so I wasn't sure how to fix it. In fact, all
of this is just part of my hidden agenda to have people teach me CSS... and
it's working! ;-)

Regarding the removeChild() thing, with the latest mods I actually prefer
keeping the icon there when the iframe is closed, so that solves that


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Prakash Kailasa [mailto:pk-moz at kailasa.net]
> Sent: Tuesday, July 05, 2005 4:36 PM
> To: Matthew Gertner
> Cc: greasemonkey at mozdev.org
> Subject: Re: [Greasemonkey] TechnoProxy
> On Tue, Jul 05, 2005 at 03:23:45PM +0200, Matthew Gertner wrote:
> > Hey guys,
> >
> > Stef Magdalinski and I collaborated on a new AJAX-style script that
> embeds
> > Technorati links in every webpage you visit. The design even looks quite
> > nice since it was spruced up by Gina Haeussge (aka Foosel). Among other
> > things, it's another good demonstration of what you can do with
> > semi-transparent iframes, which I noticed were mentioned here recently
> in
> > the context of the Google Maps API.
> >
> > The script and my brief description are here:
> > http://www.allpeers.com/blog/2005/07/05/technoproxy/.
> Nice script.
> Just a couple of quick suggestions.
> Add a "z-Index: 999;" to the style rules for the iframe. Prevents it
> from being hidden by other elements (visit
> http://blakeross.com/index.php?p=152 and click on the Q icon to see
> the problem).
> It is better to assign an id to the the Q icon and retrieve that later
> using document.getElementById, instead of referring to it by
> document.body.firstChild. The reason is it's not guaranteed to be the
> firstChild if another script is run after this one, and adds another
> element to the beginning of the body. In such case, clicking the Q
> icon would remove the wrong element. Another way to refer to the icon
> is to use e.target.
> /prakash
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