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Comic Downloader alpha stage

I wrote several Greasemonkey userscripts. However, the Javascript has its own limitation for security reason, especially when a website uses scripts from cross domain. As a result, Javascript cannot get the information, and my userscript fails to work. Therefore, I start another project, in order to solve the cross domain problem using Python, and targeted on Linux (Ubuntu).

The current development stage is alpha, and targeted only on one website, since the other websites I frequently visit still work with Greasemonkey userscript. The alpha stage of Comic Downloader is currently work in command-line. GUI feature will be added in future with PyGTK. Currently, the command-line is able to solve my problem for offline comic reading.

Feel free to visit the project page.

My first Greasemonkey script

Finally, I wrote a Greasemonkey script. The script is target on a Chinese comic website. You can download the script here. I wrote the script because the links are not named in sequence. To offline read the comic, I would like to download the comic first. Then I can read the comic offline. After that, I can delete the comic.

But the name are not in sequence, I cannot download the comic using batch downloading. Thus, writing this script to produce the link, then from the link, I can download the comic with any download manager.

Before writing this script, actually I plan to wrote a comic download manager, target on any website. But suddenly I wonder why don’t I use javascript to generate the link.