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Chapter 15. Bookmarklets > Word Lookups

Word Lookups

If you use your Web browser for writing (email in particular), you'll find that you wish you had the dictionary and thesaurus tools that are available in most word processors. With Scripts 15.4, 15.5, and 15.6, you'll be able to have this functionality in all your writing. You do it by using a bookmarklet to query an online dictionary or thesaurus. Because the scripts are so similar, we've presented them all in one task. Script 15.4 shows how to do a dictionary lookup in Netscape and IE/Macintosh, Script 15.5 does a dictionary lookup in IE/Windows, and Script 15.6 shows how to do a thesaurus lookup in Netscape and IE/Macintosh. Because the code is virtually identical to Script 15.5, we've omitted a script to do a thesaurus lookup in IE/Windows, trusting you to be able to figure it out.

Script 15.4. This script performs a dictionary lookup in Netscape and IE/Macintosh.



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