On Thu, Dec 2, 2010 at 12:25 AM, Susan Kane <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
> Absolutely this should be solved by the vendors / content providers but --
> just for the sake of argument -- it is a possible extension for LibX?
> You can't send a standard message everytime a user copies a URL from their
> address bar -- they would kill you.
> Is there a way for a browser plugin to "know" that the user is on a
> website and to warn them for such actions while there?
> Or would that level of coordination between the website and the address bar
> be (a) impossible or (b) not really not worth the effort or (c) a serious
> privacy concern?
Extensions such as LibX can certainly interpose when users bookmark items,
at least in Firefox (and possibly Chrome). The question is how to determine
if a URL is bookmarkable or not. This could be done either by consulting a
database - online or built-in, or perhaps by using heuristics (for instance,
URLs containing session ids are often not bookmarkable.)