The links bar is intended to give you buttons to take you to your commonly used websites (although it is nowhere near as good or useful as Firefox’s links bar, which is more like a menu). You press a button, it goes to that page.
I was looking for a way to get a substring of the URL that the browser was currently at. The URL was of the form:
and I was trying to get the value of the ‘id’ parameter (1234 in this case).
What I came up with was a URL that I put into a link. The URL was (one one line):
To break it down:
sets up a regular expression to get the ID
applies the expression to the current location of the browser window.
copies this ID to the clipboard.
confirms that this has been done.
And it works! Hard to believe, but it really works! I’m sure that there must be some sort of security issue here – I need to think about how this might be abused, but there should be a way. Will let you know when I think of something…