Re: "Iconoclastic"? - stupid web tricks...

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From: Erik F. Kastner (
Date: Sun Nov 12 2000 - 19:06:15 PST

heres what I use when I don't know a word (IE 4+ only)
make a file in


"wordsearch.htm" or some such.

into this file put this type thing
<SCRIPT LANGUAGE="JavaScript" defer>
var parentwin = external.menuArguments;
var doc = parentwin.document;
var sel = doc.selection;
var rng = sel.createRange();
var str = new String(rng.text);
var op = new String
(""+ str);

if (str=="")
 alert ("You must select some text to search for first.");


then in the registry, insert the key
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MenuExt\Word Loo&kup

(the last part you can change)

with these:
(Default) REG_SZ Data:%windir%\webs\wordsearch.htm
contexts REG_BINARY 10

then just highlight, and right click on a word you don't know, go to "Word
Lookup" and viola!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dave Winer" <>
To: "FoRK" <>
Sent: Saturday, November 11, 2000 11:33 AM
Subject: "Iconoclastic"?

> >>> Wayne> Nope. It's insipient, a real word:
> How can you tell?
> is down!
> I didn't realize that it had become mission-critical for me.
> Damn. What does "iconoclastic" mean?
> Is it a compliment?
> Dave

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