Real Web 2.0, Quick and dirty Web applications with bookmarklets

Combine bookmarks and scripting to create customized apps of surprising sophistication

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Date archived: May 16, 2019 | First published: August 07, 2007

Web 2.0 is well known for the fact that it's not built on breathtaking new inventions, but rather on renewed emphasis on age-old Web technologies. One of those age-old technologies that is enjoying a revival in Web 2.0 is bookmarklets. A bookmarklet is essentially a Web application shoehorned into a regular browser bookmark. This article includes a fully functioning bookmarklet and installation instructions you can use to highlight text on any Web page and search IBM developerWorks for that text.

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