by Mike Levin SEO & Datamaster, 03/19/2009
Up until a few days ago, there was no question: a bookmarklet in Firefox or Explorer that loaded a .js file hosted on a Web-accessible cloud drive–in my case, an Apple iDisk. The trick was originally inspired by how Delicious works, but more recently by how Google Notes or Share on Facebook works. The bookmarklet hands off control immediately to a server-hosted file, so you’re not cramming the code in a bookmark. In my case, with it being iDisk, I can load it directly into any text editor.
It’s like manually triggered GreaseMonkey–perfect for my purposes. But a few days ago, the new Google Chrome was released supporting a GreaseMonkey-like extension system, and their hello world is dirt simple, so now I’m torn.
So even when embarking on the great adventure of browser-based programming, you need a server. The .js file probaly only