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Decode URLs from The Great Suspender after a browser restart fails to reload them

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/03/16

Hosted at: Decode URLs from The Great Suspender after a browser restart fails to reload them

Converts URLs like these:
chrome-extension://klbibkeccnjlkjkiokjodocebajanakg/suspended.html#url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.barryodonovan.com%2F2012%2F06%2F29%2Fmigrating-svn-with-branches-and-tags-to-git
back into
http://www.barryodonovan.com/2012/06/29/migrating-svn-with-branches-and-tags-to-git

Source below.

It decodes a URL encoded by The Great Suspender which is a cool Google Chrome plugin that suspends pages after some idle time.

The uncool thing is that when Google Crome restarts after a crash (it’s software, it does that, especially as it consumes truckloads of memory and is full of memory leaks) it often fails to restore some (but not many) of the suspended pages into a usable state: it shows only the encoded URLs.

–jeroen

<!DOCTYPE html>
<!–
Resurrect
Based on 20160531-Google-Plus–403.-That’s-an-error.–Your-client-does-not-have-permission-to-get-URL–sorry–IndexRedirect–workaround.html
at https://gist.github.com/jpluimers/4f07a2f3f9b9890a3a44e184c1abadf2
Converts URLs like these:
chrome-extension://klbibkeccnjlkjkiokjodocebajanakg/suspended.html#url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.barryodonovan.com%2F2012%2F06%2F29%2Fmigrating-svn-with-branches-and-tags-to-git
back into
url=http://www.barryodonovan.com/2012/06/29/migrating-svn-with-branches-and-tags-to-git
The Great Suspender Google Extension:
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/the-great-suspender/klbibkeccnjlkjkiokjodocebajanakg
Test at http://jsbin.com/yukidaferu/1/edit?html,console,output
–>
<html>
<title>Decode URLs from The Great Suspender after a browser restart fails to reload them</title>
<body>
<h1>Decode URLs from The Great Suspender after a browser restart fails to reload them</h1>
<p>Please URL encoded by <a href="https://github.com/deanoemcke/thegreatsuspender" target="_blank">The Great Suspender</a>:</p>
<input id="suspenderUrl" size="200">
<button type="button" onclick="decodeSuspenderUrlMethod()">Submit</button>
<div id="decodedUrlsCaptionDiv">
<p id="decodedUrlsCaption">Here you will see the decoded URLs so you can follow them:</p>
</div>
<ul id="decodedUrlsUl">
</ul>
<script>
// based on http://www.w3schools.com/js/tryit.asp?filename=tryjs_intro_validate
function decodeSuspenderUrlMethod() {
var decodedUrl = "";
var errorText = "";
// Get the value of the input field with id="numb"
var suspenderUrl = document.getElementById("suspenderUrl").value;
var stripPrefix = "chrome-extension://klbibkeccnjlkjkiokjodocebajanakg/suspended.html#url=";
var prefix = stripPrefix + "http";
// Am I a SO developer now? At least I'm quickly learning some JavaScript basics…
// http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1767246/check-if-string-begins-with-something/9430330#9430330
// https://developer.mozilla.org/en/docs/Web/JavaScript/Reference/Global_Objects/String/substring
if (suspenderUrl.indexOf(prefix) == 0) {
// now strip the bits we don't need, then decode what is left.
// I always wondered why they call it substring instead of subString
var googlePlusEncodedUrl = suspenderUrl.substring(stripPrefix.length);
// decoding got a new new a while ago: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4292914/javascript-url-decode-function/4292961#4292961
decodedUrl = decodeURIComponent(googlePlusEncodedUrl);
} else {
errorText = "URL is missing this prefix: <<" + prefix + ">>";
};
// for now, just add the output; in the future, only add unique output.
// Based on http://stackoverflow.com/questions/5519747/how-to-add-anchor-tags-dynamically-to-a-div-in-javascript/5519795#5519795
var decodedUrlsUl = document.getElementById("decodedUrlsUl");
var decodedUrlLi = document.createElement('li');
if (errorText == ""){
var aTag = document.createElement('a');
aTag.setAttribute('href', decodedUrl);
aTag.innerHTML = decodedUrl;
decodedUrlLi.appendChild(aTag);
} else {
var aDiv = document.createElement('div');
aDiv.innerHTML = errorText + " " + suspenderUrl;
decodedUrlLi.appendChild(aDiv);
}
decodedUrlsUl.appendChild(decodedUrlLi);
}
</script>
</body>
</html>

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