Browser plug-in

Brad Fitzpatrick brad at
Wed Jul 6 08:55:16 PDT 2005

On Wed, 6 Jul 2005, Evan Martin wrote:

> On 7/6/05, Brad Fitzpatrick <brad at> wrote:
> > On Wed, 6 Jul 2005, meepbear * wrote:
> > > When I was skimming through the archives two weeks ago I seem to recall that
> > > at one point there was a discussion about the possibility of using a browser
> > > plug-in.
> > >
> > > Was that dropped completely or was it put aside until everything was more or
> > > less stable and up and running?
> >
> > Nobody's done it yet.   A greasemonkey script should be pretty easy.
> Here's the problem:  if I have code auto-login (or auto-insert my
> username into openid fields), then remote sites can grab it and see
> who I am without authorizing it.  Simply attach an event handler to
> the text box, or a timer that waits until after the plugin fires,
> etc...
> With that said, yeah, it'd be about four lines of Greasemonkey.

I'm thinking a menu option (since Greasemonkey can't insert toolbar

Then you could just do Alt-T, O.  Tools >  Openid Login or something.

- Brad

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