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Internal consistency issue: the mobile applications section currently assumes that the definition of "site-specific browser" is the more specific meaning previously given to "general purpose site-specific browser"... there are certainly many mobile applications for iPhone and Android, if not other platforms as well, which consist of dedicated web browsers for a single website. 22.214.171.124 (talk) 16:45, 5 July 2010 (UTC)
GreaseMonkey, augmentation and task-specific/domain-specific browser tech
The Greasemonkey article is now more informative in the section Equivalents for other browsers.
We need to re-design this article in terms of site-domain-task.
When I am running Mobi, Rikeichan, Rikeisama or PeraPera on FireFox, my browser becomes a different tool because those extensions work in Text Areas on my own local web pages. One unexpected result is that they render Google Translate otiose.
Those evolving plugins/extensions conflict with each other on Firefox - just one exmaple of how far we have to go in such a simple thing as a non-Japanese web user having an effective user experience at Japanese web pages or non-Japanese pages devoted to Nihongo content such as Haiku at wikisource or wikibooks.
Those extensions also have word list options - something which flashcards-in-the-browser are slow to adopt for web language learners (and so my continued interest in Curl programming language CSPD.)
None of the current changes involve add-on's for Text tasks which are themselves written in smart text-oriented languages such as Icon (Unicon, Object Icon) or smart parsing languages such as PEG-equivalent Rebol or rule languages such as SWI-Prolog.
Strikingly, for me, no Smalltalk variant has yet produced a browser (and the Squeak Sophie e-text project appears to have failed.)
Gollum as a WP SSB
My SSB experience/info
To remove Google Chrome's URL/bookmark/tab bars in an app, one has to define the app's window type as "open as window" (which behaves like a popup window rather than a regular browser window). Unless a site forbids iframes, a HTA can be made into a SSB - such as before OMGpop's closure, I was able to produce a HTA and compile it with script2exe. Also, Pokki apps are essentially SSBs, and all Zynga-made Pokki apps essentially duplicate each other as they're all just Zynga.com SSBs starting on different pages. Also, Mac version now supports this, with toolbarless window and Chrome's "App Launcher" - Yura87 (talk) 17:21, 18 October 2013 (UTC)