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Roll Your Own Custom Bookmarklets In Firefox, part 2

Oct 23, 2008, 22:31 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Javascript bookmarklets have been around since the early days of Javascript. They're possible because Firefox and most other modern browsers (except Konqueror) offer the special protocol "javascript:" to let you execute bits of javascript code directly.

"For instance, try typing this into Firefox's URL bar:

"javascript:alert('Hello, world!')

"You've just executed some javascript code (Figure 1), of the sort you might include in a web page. But since it's packaged as a URL, you can bookmark it. That's a Javascript bookmarklet."

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