I need to make a web-extension (add-on) that can handle DOM elements, existing events and run scripts in the context of a website page.
But do I need this to happen in the background without the page being explicitly in the user's browser, that is, I want to manipulate a page without having to open it in a tab or window?
One of the ways to do this is using
iframe , below is an example of how to do it (examples using jquery).
Create the iframe and style it accordingly to make it invisible to the user:
let iframe = "<iframe id='iframe' src='https://pt.stackoverflow.com' style='display:none;visibility:hidden' />"; $("body").append(iframe);
To handle elements inside the iframe, use
let page = $("#iframe").contents();
Now just look for the elements: