Tuesday, January 29, 2008


XSS Discovery Tool # 2

Technika is another tool from GNUCITIZEN that allows you to easily construct bookmarklets and automatically execute them, imitating the functionalities of GreaseMonkey.

Technika is very small and integrates well with the Firebug command console, which can be used to test and develop your bookmarklets.The extension can be found at www.gnucitizen.org/projects/technika.

If you have Firebug installed you will be able to use Technika bookmarklet constructing features. You can use the Firebug console to test the bookmarklet and make sure that it is working. When you are happy with your code you can easily convert it to a bookmarklet by accessing the Technika menu and selecting Build Bookmarklet.You will be asked to select the folder where you want the bookmarklet to be stored.Type the bookmarklet name and press the OK button. If later you want to modify your bookmarklet, you can select the Technika menu and choose the Load Bookmarklet option. Another useful feature of Technika is that you can set your autorunable bookmarklets on different levels and define the order of their execution.

This mechanism is very similar to initrd booting mechanism on Unix/Linux. For example, if you want to develop a framework that consists of several bookmarklets, you may need to load the core libraries before the actual user scripts.


dre said...

Do you have any bookmarklets?

Shoaib Yousuf said...


At the moment i don't have any. As soon i will get some time i will play around with it.