In Chrome extensions, can you force some javascript to be injected before everything?


I have a Chrome extension (source provided below) that is getting caught with a race condition. I need some injected JavaScript to run before all other JavaScript on a web page.

The source code of a simple example of what I'm trying to do is here: <a href="https://github.com/nddipiazza/oogi" rel="nofollow">https://github.com/nddipiazza/oogi</a>

It is attempting to add a namespace to all cookie names that will actually be persisted as cookies, but at the same time remove those namespaces from the cookies that are in use.

So let's say normally without the extension you would have 2 cookies that are saved after accessing a site:


This extension would save them as:

oogi$JSESSIONID oogi$lastVisit

There are basically two major parts to the extension.


<a href="https://github.com/nddipiazza/oogi/blob/master/background.js" rel="nofollow">https://github.com/nddipiazza/oogi/blob/master/background.js</a> This intercepts the incoming and outgoing http headers so that it can properly add the namespace to the incoming cookies and remove the ones from the outgoing. This way the namespace of the cookie is purely local to us.

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<a href="https://github.com/nddipiazza/oogi/blob/master/inject.js" rel="nofollow">https://github.com/nddipiazza/oogi/blob/master/inject.js</a> This intercepts JavaScript cookie get and set operations for the same reason as we do it for the headers.

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The problem here is that in order for this to work, I need the javascript cookie header intercepts in inject.js to absolutely always be loaded before any other javascript. But it doesn't.

Example: Cookies in inline javascript such as:

<body> <H2>Cookies from Inline JavaScript</H2> <script> console.log("Inline javascript is executed."); document.write(listCookies()); </script> </body>

Will already load prior to the inject cookie interceptor being loaded. You can tell from the console log will read in this order:

Inline javascript is executed. cookie get/set injector completed

Is there a way to fix this inject race condition? I want to allow a chrome extension to force a javascript to be run prior to doing <em>any</em> javascript on a page.


Thanks to the comments on this ticket, the solution in my case was Method 2 from this answer: <a href="https://stackoverflow.com/a/9517879" rel="nofollow">https://stackoverflow.com/a/9517879</a>

Special thanks to <a href="https://stackoverflow.com/users/3959875/woxxom" rel="nofollow">https://stackoverflow.com/users/3959875/woxxom</a>

Here is a link to the finished solution:

<a href="https://github.com/nddipiazza/oogi/commit/64e1ef8dc3abfb32fec2db5fb67891a29cfe12ea" rel="nofollow">https://github.com/nddipiazza/oogi/commit/64e1ef8dc3abfb32fec2db5fb67891a29cfe12ea</a>

The important part of the code that makes the difference is here

var actualCode = `var cookieGetter = document.__lookupGetter__("cookie").bind(document); var cookieSetter = document.__lookupSetter__("cookie").bind(document); var getPrefix = function() { return "oogi$" }; var processCookieStr = function(cookiesStr) { var prefix = getPrefix(); var cookieStrList = cookiesStr.split('; '); var newStrList = []; cookieStrList.forEach(function(cookieStr){ if (cookieStr.indexOf(prefix)==0) { newStrList.push(cookieStr.substring(prefix.length, cookieStr.length)); } }); return newStrList.join("; "); }; var processSetCookieStr = function(str) { console.log("Processing set cookie string " + str); return getPrefix()+str; }; Object.defineProperty(document, 'cookie', { get: function() { var storedCookieStr = cookieGetter(); console.log("Intercepted a cookie get " + storedCookieStr + " , and returning processed cookie string " + processCookieStr(storedCookieStr)); return processCookieStr(storedCookieStr); }, set: function(cookieString) { var newValue = processSetCookieStr(cookieString); console.log("Intercepted a cookie set " + newValue) return cookieSetter(newValue); } }); console.log("cookie get/set injector completed"); `; var script = document.createElement('script'); script.textContent = actualCode; (document.head||document.documentElement).appendChild(script); script.remove();


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