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Firefox Extensions and AJAX – A Model for Web 2.0?

While browsing Ajaxian, I found this article — “Let’s face it, cross site AJAX is a real pain. If you’re going to provide your components as a service, sort of like Google maps, you’re task is not impossible yet still challenging. If you want to mash up your app with other services at the browser level, you’ve got to proxy those services. Put any way, it’s a pain. How to simplify creating truly powerful, cross-site AJAX apps?

Greasemonkey showed the way, demonstrating how you could manipulate pages with Javascript. Book Burro was one of the first AJAX/Greasemonkey hybrids that allowed you to search for a book at your favorite online book merchant, then click on a semi-transparent drop down menu and see book prices at competing retailers. The magic of AJAX! Book Burro has since made the transition from Greasemonkey script to Firefox extension in its own right

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Firefox Extensions and AJAX – A Model for Web 2.0?

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