What is user script? - Definition from WhatIs.com
Part of the Software applications glossary:

A user script is programming that modifies the appearance or behavior of an application. A user script for a Web site, for example, can customize the way that content will display in the host browser.

Typically a brief JavaScript code sequence, a user script for a Web site execute s while a Web page downloads, before any other script is run on the page. There are user scripts to perform a wide variety of tasks on Web sites, for example allowing users to annotate content, change colors and formats, debug site code, or remove ads. To install and run Web site user scripts, you must first install a browser extension, such as Greasemonkey , which will intermediate between the browser and Web servers.

Although user scripts can improve the appearance and functionality of Web content, like other software, they can also contain malicious coding ( malware ) and should only be downloaded from trusted sources.

This was last updated in April 2005
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

Related Terms

Definitions

  • computer assisted coding system (CACS)

    - A computer assisted coding system (CACS) is medical software that reviews healthcare forms, including electronic health records, and assigns appropriate medical codes to its findings. (SearchHealthIT.com)

  • Health information technology (health IT or HIT)

    - Health information technology (health IT) is a segment of the healthcare industry that involves the implementation and maintenance of electronic data and records systems. (SearchHealthIT.com)

  • niche app

    - A niche app is a specialized application, typically designed with social networking built in and optimized for mobile devices. Niche apps can be seen as a divergence from the large, generalized soc... (WhatIs.com)

Glossaries

  • Software applications

    - Terms related to software applications, including definitions about software programs for vertical industries and words and phrases about software development, use and management.

  • Internet applications

    - This WhatIs.com glossary contains terms related to Internet applications, including definitions about Software as a Service (SaaS) delivery models and words and phrases about web sites, e-commerce ...

Ask a Question. Find an Answer.Powered by ITKnowledgeExchange.com

Ask An IT Question

Get answers from your peers on your most technical challenges

Ask Question

Tech TalkComment

Share
Comments

    Results

    Contribute to the conversation

    All fields are required. Comments will appear at the bottom of the article.