xkcd #37
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Overview

This extension actually implements xkcd #37. Yeah, for real.

Albeit famous exceptions exist in form of Wikis, the Web today is still mostly a read-only experience. This leaves the Web content consumer exposed to all sorts of typographic cruelties, such as representing the ellipsis character ’…’ with three single full stops “...”, incorrect usage of a normal space where a non-breaking space would be preferred and even omission of the Oxford comma... While fighting the cause, namely sloppy Web authors, is like a fight against wind mills and certainly impossible to realize on Web scale, fighting the symptoms is a realistic option. Using client-side work-arounds, the Web can actually be fixed one page at a time. With this extension, we show how via part-of-speech tagging and JavaScript DOM event listeners, the Web can be made a better place. On a related note, this extension has the bad ass-feature of actually implementing xkcd #37: http://xkcd.com/37/ Yeah, for real Read the accompanying scientific paper: https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B9LlSNwL2H8YbkpsV0pLQnM2bXc

2.7 out of 511 ratings

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Terra AshleyJun 7, 2016

I use this semi-frequently for adding custom regex replacements, however: one of the default rules breaks google image search (fancy-apostrophe/quotes, I believe?). Also, *all* of the word-type related rules break (such as adding Oxford commas). as this is the only Oxford comma extension on chrome, that fact makes me quite sad. 3 stars because a) it breaks google image search, b) Oxford comma rule does not work.

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Michael VollingOct 4, 2014

This addon breaks google image search

4 out of 4 found this helpful
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Conrad YangAug 5, 2014

This extension breaks Google Image Search.

6 out of 6 found this helpful

Details

  • Version
    1.0.6
  • Updated
    December 5, 2020
  • Size
    722KiB
  • Languages
    2 languages
  • Developer
    Thomas Steiner
    Neanderstr. 3 Hamburg 20459 Germany
    Website
    Email
    steiner.thomas@gmail.com
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