GreaseMonkey and Google’s Yahoo Tab

Jeremy shows us why GreaseMonkey is a good thing. At least, if you work at Yahoo….BTW, GreaseMonkey is really picking up steam. When will such a platform be available for IE? Or is it already?…

YhoogoleJeremy shows us why GreaseMonkey is a good thing. At least, if you work at Yahoo….BTW, GreaseMonkey is really picking up steam. When will such a platform be available for IE? Or is it already?

Author: John Battelle

A founder of NewCo (current CEO), sovrn (Chair), Federated Media, Web 2 Summit, The Industry Standard, Wired. Author, investor, board member (Acxiom, Sovrn, NewCo), bike rider, yoga practitioner.

4 thoughts on “GreaseMonkey and Google’s Yahoo Tab”

  1. I haven’t heard anything about such scripting features in IE7, so I expect it’s long off. That said, it wouldn’t be hard for a 3rd party to write a Browser Helper Object todo the same in IE, or even, make it work with GreaseMonkey scripts.

  2. I’ve played with GM in the dating space, merging Yahoo personals and Match results in a Dashboard-like setting. The first few time you experience this are very cool. However, all website publisher has to do to prohibit GM from taking over their DOM is add a single line of code, or at least that’s what I’ve heard. Then we’re back to screen-scraping. This is an interesting business model, someone go start a company called Websiterewrite.com and publish “enhanced” versions of popular sites. There is an IE version in development and PithHelment does similar stuff in Safari.

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