Simon Willison’s Weblog


Thursday, 25th October 2007

Site-specific browsers and GreaseKit. New site-specific browser tool which lets you include a bunch of Greasemonkey scripts. For me, the killer feature of site-specific browsers is still cookie isolation (to minimise the impact of XSS and CSRF holes) but none of the current batch of tools advertise this as a feature, and most seem to want to share the system-wide cookie jar.

# 7:56 am / chris-messina, cookies, csrf, greasekit, greasemonkey, javascript, safari, security, sitespecificbrowsers, webkit, xss

Mailplane (via) A commercial OS X Gmail client built around a site-specific browser.

# 7:57 am / chris-messina, gmail, google, mail, mailplane, osx, sitespecificbrowsers

CouchDB “Joins”. Different approaches to indexing a blog post and its associated comments in the non-relational CouchDB.

# 8:27 am / christopher-lenz, couchdb, databases, erlang, joins, relational, views