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  Topic: Adblock 0.5.3.40
wonkothesane

Replies: 270
Views: 475658

PostForum: Main   Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2005   Subject: Adblock 0.5.3.40
rue is reaping what he's sown.

*shrug*

He's actively resisted my (two) attempts to get upload access to adblock.mozdev.org, which is why Adblock's home page has gone Adblock 0.1. I'd love to hav ...
  Topic: Odd bug or harmless exploit, but worth mentioning
wonkothesane

Replies: 3
Views: 1610

PostForum: Main   Posted: Sat Nov 26, 2005   Subject: Odd bug or harmless exploit, but worth mentioning
HTTP Location redirect headers are not followed for non-document loads.

test.html's <img> would come up as the standard "broken image" icon.
  Topic: Major bug in adblockInit() in component.js
wonkothesane

Replies: 6
Views: 5934

PostForum: Main   Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2005   Subject: Major bug in adblockInit() in component.js
I believe [url=http://bonsai.mozilla.org/cvsview2.cgi?diff_mode=context&whitespace_mode=show&file=nsContentPolicyUtils.h&branch=&root=/cvsroot&subdir=mozilla/content/base/public&am ...
  Topic: Major bug in adblockInit() in component.js
wonkothesane

Replies: 6
Views: 5934

PostForum: Main   Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2005   Subject: Major bug in adblockInit() in component.js
kmike: rue hasn't been on IRC for a long while; I don't know where he is.

It was done before I came on board, so I don't really know the exact reasoning behind the code, but as far as I know, that ...
  Topic: dafont.com
wonkothesane

Replies: 5
Views: 4339

PostForum: Main   Posted: Sun Jul 10, 2005   Subject: dafont.com
Apparently, dafont.com is blocking Adblock users.

The only issue is, I can't get that error message to appear, and, looking through [url=http://weblogs.mozillazine.org/asa/archives/008462.html]asa' ...
  Topic: Adbuster
wonkothesane

Replies: 7
Views: 2738

PostForum: Main   Posted: Sun Jul 10, 2005   Subject: Adbuster
Yes, it'd be possible, but I'm afraid you'll need to find a programmer with the free time or (gasp) do it yourself. *grin* Know any bored CS students looking for an extra line on their resume?

Beca ...
  Topic: Image-Replacer
wonkothesane

Replies: 4
Views: 11747

PostForum: Main   Posted: Tue May 24, 2005   Subject: Image-Replacer
This sort of thing is better off implemented as a few dozen lines of GreaseMonkey user script.

There's no legal issues with modifying other people's content so long as you don't redistribute your c ...
  Topic: Feature Request: Subscribe to Filter
wonkothesane

Replies: 69
Views: 34121

PostForum: Main   Posted: Wed May 18, 2005   Subject: Feature Request: Subscribe to Filter
Just thought I'd chime in and note that jpt is spot-on in his analysis.
  Topic: adblock trouble - collapsation
wonkothesane

Replies: 45
Views: 46755

PostForum: Main   Posted: Sun May 15, 2005   Subject: adblock trouble - collapsation
For now, try http://devedge-temp.mozilla.org/library/manuals/2000/javascript/1.5/reference/regexp.html#1193136
  Topic: AdBlock causing display bug on Firefox nightly 05/11/05
wonkothesane

Replies: 10
Views: 3443

PostForum: Main   Posted: Sat May 14, 2005   Subject: AdBlock causing display bug on Firefox nightly 05/11/05
Oldtimer:

This is the first time I've heard that particular bug. It's hard to fix bugs when you don't know about them.

Regarding the original bug: bz checked in a fix for the trunk and 1.0.5 bra ...
  Topic: Could license/freeness be mentioned on the website?
wonkothesane

Replies: 7
Views: 3611

PostForum: Main   Posted: Sat May 14, 2005   Subject: Could license/freeness be mentioned on the website?
As you've found, the current release of Adblock is somewhat haphazardly licensed.

The plan is to make the next version either GPL or GPL and MPL licensed.

rue, for all his technical skills, has ...
  Topic: WHICH "New Version," and Overlay over 5/.39?
wonkothesane

Replies: 2
Views: 1807

PostForum: Main   Posted: Wed May 11, 2005   Subject: WHICH "New Version," and Overlay over 5/.39?
It's not an official build (read: wholly unsupported), and I haven't installed it, but as far as I know:

1. Not really
2. Probably
3. It'll probably work. Remember not to use Adblock's built-in u ...
  Topic: Which filter is more efficient?
wonkothesane

Replies: 10
Views: 4212

PostForum: Main   Posted: Wed May 11, 2005   Subject: Which filter is more efficient?
AmirG:

When matching against strings of lengths commonly found for URLs (e.g. less than 200 characters), compiled regular expressions are ever-so-slightly faster than "simple filters", at least in ...
  Topic: window._AdblockFiltered
wonkothesane

Replies: 13
Views: 11819

PostForum: Main   Posted: Sun May 01, 2005   Subject: window._AdblockFiltered
Theoretically, yes, though Adblock isn't common enough to warrant the custom code.

In 0.6, we store our data under properties with randomly-generated names to prevent any such mischief..
  Topic: Any Development Diagram?
wonkothesane

Replies: 3
Views: 1468

PostForum: Main   Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2005   Subject: Any Development Diagram?
Regarding DOM visibility: no, that merely determines whether or not Firefox collapses the image or not -- that is, whether the structure of the page is preserved or not.

A decision on whether to do ...
  Topic: XMRadio Online breaks with Adblock installed
wonkothesane

Replies: 2
Views: 1287

PostForum: Main   Posted: Sun Apr 24, 2005   Subject: XMRadio Online breaks with Adblock installed
Try disabling Object Tabs. For some reason they interfere with Flash on Mac OS X.
  Topic: Blocking with CSS help request
wonkothesane

Replies: 1
Views: 1123

PostForum: Main   Posted: Sun Apr 24, 2005   Subject: Blocking with CSS help request
Yes, that ought to work.

Yes, you need to restart Firefox to get it to re-parse the user*.css files.

If that CSS still doesn't work after a restart, try moving the rule to the main userContent.c ...
  Topic: The error was 'BadShmSeg (invalid shared segment parameter)'
wonkothesane

Replies: 3
Views: 1467

PostForum: Main   Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2005   Subject: The error was 'BadShmSeg (invalid shared segment parameter)'
The debian Firefox packages have, in the past, had a number of ugly and nonstandard hacks that have caused problems with various extra bits, including Adblock.

Try a vanilla Linux .tar.gz package a ...
  Topic: BUG REPORT: adblock changes layout while blocking nothing
wonkothesane

Replies: 10
Views: 3742

PostForum: Main   Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2005   Subject: BUG REPORT: adblock changes layout while blocking nothing
Even more interesting: my 0.6 seems to do just fine for both pages.

Most strange indeed.
  Topic: Unable to Unblock
wonkothesane

Replies: 9
Views: 2343

PostForum: Main   Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2005   Subject: Unable to Unblock
Open about:config and set javascript.options.showInConsole to true.

Then, open the Preferences dialog, delete a filter, and close the dialog.

Now, see if there are any error messages in the Java ...
  Topic: Header image conundrum
wonkothesane

Replies: 6
Views: 2309

PostForum: Main   Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2005   Subject: Header image conundrum
Well, I narrowed it down to one line of code. We're setting an attribute on the node, and for some reason that's causing it to disappear. To be clear: setting an attribute on a node should NOT be maki ...
  Topic: Header image conundrum
wonkothesane

Replies: 6
Views: 2309

PostForum: Main   Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2005   Subject: Header image conundrum
Interesting. This bug appears in 0.6 too, even when Adblock is "disabled" (e.g. from the Prefs window, rather than the EM).

It certainly sounds like an Adblock bug.
No time tonight, but I'll look ...
  Topic: http://adblock.mozdev.org/ site
wonkothesane

Replies: 7
Views: 4001

PostForum: Main   Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2005   Subject: http://adblock.mozdev.org/ site
Well, actually, the issue stems from the fact that the head developer, rue, doesn't actually care whether people can read his web site or not. Your "uses a Mac" excuse is just sad.

I've used Macs v ...
  Topic: Flashblock and Adblock...
wonkothesane

Replies: 8
Views: 4141

PostForum: Main   Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2005   Subject: Flashblock and Adblock...
If I recall correctly, Flashblock actually hides the Flash completely and inserts the Flashblock button in its place, as browser content cannot overlay Flash directly.

I highly doubt Flashblock act ...
  Topic: technical question about pageblocking + substitution
wonkothesane

Replies: 1
Views: 921

PostForum: Main   Posted: Sat Mar 26, 2005   Subject: technical question about pageblocking + substitution
pageBlock has traditionally been rue's domain, not mine. It was actually originally implemented because one forum-user wanted a quick-n-dirty way of preventing his kids from browsing for porn. Needles ...
  Topic: Please help this idiot
wonkothesane

Replies: 1
Views: 1174

PostForum: Main   Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2005   Subject: Please help this idiot
Well, you should be able to simply select a filter and press the delete key (in the Preferences window). Don't edit the filter, just select it and press Delete.



If I've misunderstood the proble ...
  Topic: having a problem with flash
wonkothesane

Replies: 2
Views: 1257

PostForum: Main   Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2005   Subject: having a problem with flash
If you disable Object Tabs in Adblock's Preferences window, you should see everything return to normal (unless you're actually blocking the Flash embeds themselves, in which case you should remove the ...
  Topic: Adblock causes this site to not render properly.
wonkothesane

Replies: 9
Views: 3004

PostForum: Main   Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2005   Subject: Adblock causes this site to not render properly.
Guest: With our latest code (unreleased) this appears fixed.

Excellent work with instructions/testcase, by the way. If only more users could provide such detailed instructions for bug reports... =/
  Topic: Adblock Extension makes Firefox very slow!
wonkothesane

Replies: 7
Views: 4446

PostForum: Main   Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2005   Subject: Adblock Extension makes Firefox very slow!
Well, you could just take the output HTML and save it as a static file. If you don't have any web space of your own on which to put it, send it to eschew at gmail . com
  Topic: Feature Request -> Replace ads with random images
wonkothesane

Replies: 12
Views: 3815

PostForum: Main   Posted: Fri Mar 18, 2005   Subject: Feature Request -> Replace ads with random images
Guest: Actually, that wouldn't work; the JS would be testing image dimensions as well as visibility.

SnarlCat is correct; if there is a true desire for this functionality, someone will step forward ...
  Topic: Feature request: Blocking by certain element types
wonkothesane

Replies: 7
Views: 2094

PostForum: Main   Posted: Fri Mar 18, 2005   Subject: Feature request: Blocking by certain element types
bkausbk: While the tool you mocked-up looks interesting, it's really much more generalized than Adblock; it's more a general tool for page manipulations.

Incidentally, you can already do this (theo ...
  Topic: When is AdBlock 0.5 final being released?
wonkothesane

Replies: 23
Views: 11299

PostForum: Main   Posted: Mon Mar 14, 2005   Subject: When is AdBlock 0.5 final being released?
No, hank, you're completely correct. For a variety of reasons, at the start of 0.6's development, rue declared that (a finished) 0.6 would be The Next Release. The key point, especially this late in t ...
  Topic: adblock and map24.com
wonkothesane

Replies: 5
Views: 1687

PostForum: Main   Posted: Sat Mar 12, 2005   Subject: adblock and map24.com
Could you post more specific information? For example, anything on map24 that's being blocked, and more specific instructions on what to click to create a crash? Thanks.
  Topic: BUG REPORT: Obj Tabs causing Flash/Applet problems
wonkothesane

Replies: 6
Views: 1864

PostForum: Main   Posted: Wed Mar 09, 2005   Subject: BUG REPORT: Obj Tabs causing Flash/Applet problems
Could you give an example site or two, and also details on what you're running? (Firefox version, OS).
  Topic: BUG REPORT: display error when ad-block enabled
wonkothesane

Replies: 3
Views: 1549

PostForum: Main   Posted: Wed Mar 09, 2005   Subject: BUG REPORT: display error when ad-block enabled
WFM with Firefox 1.0, with or without Adblock.

The <p class="more"> tags are last-children of their containing divs. However, due to CSS selectivity, the margin-bottom is -5pt (-6.667px), not ...
  Topic: bug: when I enable obj-tabs javascript can't access objects
wonkothesane

Replies: 2
Views: 1117

PostForum: Main   Posted: Wed Mar 09, 2005   Subject: bug: when I enable obj-tabs javascript can't access objects
Could you post a link to a minimal testcase, preferably with Java applet source available?
  Topic: blocking javascript
wonkothesane

Replies: 2
Views: 1757

PostForum: Main   Posted: Wed Mar 09, 2005   Subject: blocking javascript
You might be able to "block" certain functions using GreaseMonkey: http://greasemonkey.mozdev.org/ . You'd want to do something along these lines:

window.__defineGetter__('htmlAdWH', function&# ...
  Topic: Adblock RegExp Speed Question!
wonkothesane

Replies: 14
Views: 6443

PostForum: Main   Posted: Wed Mar 09, 2005   Subject: Adblock RegExp Speed Question!
MW: It's still true for v.5 -- that's all I'm allowed to say.

Guest: That's odd. I wonder if the relative speed difference is actually processor-based or dependent on another factor, like RAM (I've ...
  Topic: Feature Request: blocking scrolling text
wonkothesane

Replies: 5
Views: 1770

PostForum: Main   Posted: Fri Mar 04, 2005   Subject: Feature Request: blocking scrolling text
Adblock has a Quickblock feature where you can hold shift and double-click parts of the page to temporarily remove them. Alternatively, you could install Nuke Anything ( ted.mielczarek.org/code/mozill ...
  Topic: Yahoo Mail script quirks
wonkothesane

Replies: 2
Views: 1265

PostForum: Main   Posted: Wed Mar 02, 2005   Subject: Yahoo Mail script quirks
Are you sure you're not blocking something you shouldn't? I just moved a message and sent a message with an attachment, with Adblock enabled, and it worked.
  Topic: internet explorer version
wonkothesane

Replies: 3
Views: 1664

PostForum: Main   Posted: Tue Mar 01, 2005   Subject: internet explorer version
Basically, yes, Adblock is Gecko-only. There are, however, standalone filtering proxies (Proxomitron and Privoxy, for example) that are browser and indeed machine-independent. There are also ad blocke ...
  Topic: Adblock RegExp Speed Question!
wonkothesane

Replies: 14
Views: 6443

PostForum: Main   Posted: Mon Feb 28, 2005   Subject: Adblock RegExp Speed Question!
Ken: Being 'global' means a regexp will continue to search a string after it's found a match. For example, /\d/.test('1 plus 2 is 3.'); would (should) stop after the first character has satisfied the ...
  Topic: When is AdBlock 0.5 final being released?
wonkothesane

Replies: 23
Views: 11299

PostForum: Main   Posted: Mon Feb 28, 2005   Subject: When is AdBlock 0.5 final being released?


Bzzt. Wrong. idbehold's total contribution on this forum (and, thus, to the project as a whole) has been almost entirely negative. Pestering us for a release date and insisting that 0.6 is never c ...
  Topic: Adblock RegExp Speed Question!
wonkothesane

Replies: 14
Views: 6443

PostForum: Main   Posted: Mon Feb 28, 2005   Subject: Adblock RegExp Speed Question!
You're free to look at the actual code Adblock uses for details, but this is roughly how things work:

If a filter starts with '/' and ends with '/' (e.g. matches /^\/.*\/$/) then the beginning and ...
  Topic: it doesn't block when saving page to disk!
wonkothesane

Replies: 12
Views: 3885

PostForum: Main   Posted: Sun Feb 27, 2005   Subject: it doesn't block when saving page to disk!
Well, y'all all certainly free to submit something, but I don't know if it'll be marked as INVALID or not. The summary would probably be something along the lines of "MHTML engine should query nsICont ...
  Topic: AdBlock icon location
wonkothesane

Replies: 3
Views: 1436

PostForum: Main   Posted: Sun Feb 27, 2005   Subject: AdBlock icon location
It currently can be dragged within the statusbar, but cannot be placed as a toolbaritem.

Hiding may be accomplished through userChrome.css; other posts on the forum detail how.
  Topic: Can't log on to yahoo
wonkothesane

Replies: 5
Views: 1821

PostForum: Main   Posted: Sun Feb 27, 2005   Subject: Can't log on to yahoo
Could someone experiencing this crash post their filter list?
  Topic: Adblock kills <div> popup menu
wonkothesane

Replies: 6
Views: 2236

PostForum: Main   Posted: Sun Feb 27, 2005   Subject: Adblock kills <div> popup menu
Well, first, make sure there isn't anything on that page being blocked by Adblock (a blocked external script could cause problems). If that doesn't work, try installing Adblock onto a fresh profile an ...
  Topic: adblock for linux firefox 1.0+ missing from mozilla update
wonkothesane

Replies: 2
Views: 1092

PostForum: Main   Posted: Sun Feb 27, 2005   Subject: adblock for linux firefox 1.0+ missing from mozilla update
It doesn't appear under Linux 1.0+ because it doesn't appear under All 1.0+, which in turn is because rue hasn't bothered updating the install.rdf file to reflect the fact that Adblock runs on 1.0+ (s ...
  Topic: it doesn't block when saving page to disk!
wonkothesane

Replies: 12
Views: 3885

PostForum: Main   Posted: Sun Feb 27, 2005   Subject: it doesn't block when saving page to disk!
Alex: You mean... the world and everything in it is not perfect?!?! Oh noes!

I began filing a bug, since I didn't see anything likely to be duped, but I stopped when I realized that this could be c ...
  Topic: AdBlock on OS X redrawing
wonkothesane

Replies: 8
Views: 2564

PostForum: Main   Posted: Sun Feb 27, 2005   Subject: AdBlock on OS X redrawing
I'll investigate this soon and see what I can come up with. For now, if you're seeing this bug, probably wisest to disable object tabs for the time being.
  Topic: So, when can we expect 0.6?
wonkothesane

Replies: 48
Views: 23659

PostForum: Main   Posted: Sat Feb 26, 2005   Subject: So, when can we expect 0.6?
idbehold: Actually, the latest XPI was updated eight or nine months ago, not twenty. rue had problems connecting to mozdev's CVS server and so stopped using it. Also, I'm trying to do you a favor here ...
  Topic: So, when can we expect 0.6?
wonkothesane

Replies: 48
Views: 23659

PostForum: Main   Posted: Sat Feb 26, 2005   Subject: So, when can we expect 0.6?
idbehold: the source is available if you want to work on it. Nothing (except the specter of unnecessary work, maybe) is stopping anyone from updating/upgrading/adding new features.
  Topic: embeded object
wonkothesane

Replies: 6
Views: 2330

PostForum: Main   Posted: Sat Feb 26, 2005   Subject: embeded object
*shrug* That site works for me -- object tabs enabled and the video shows and plays. I remember having issues a year back or so, but maybe it's fixed?
  Topic: Adblock kills <div> popup menu
wonkothesane

Replies: 6
Views: 2236

PostForum: Main   Posted: Sat Feb 26, 2005   Subject: Adblock kills <div> popup menu
I'm not entirely clear on what isn't working. Clicking the " >> Info " link does show a menu, and clicking it again makes it disappear.

Could you give specific directions for what's broken -- ...
  Topic: Autocopy Conflict
wonkothesane

Replies: 2
Views: 1417

PostForum: Main   Posted: Sat Feb 26, 2005   Subject: Autocopy Conflict
The _mod XPI isn't ours; there's nothing we can do about it.
  Topic: site sees adblock
wonkothesane

Replies: 179
Views: 112813

PostForum: Main   Posted: Sat Feb 26, 2005   Subject: site sees adblock
Ken: The spoofing is done per-site (that is, to each Window object associated with a site matching some arbitrary filter). The framework (and a dozen other features) were relatively problematic to imp ...
  Topic: Adblock kills <div> popup menu
wonkothesane

Replies: 6
Views: 2236

PostForum: Main   Posted: Fri Feb 25, 2005   Subject: Adblock kills <div> popup menu
Could you point to a page that actually uses this code?
  Topic: help, I can't install Adblock because of "download erro
wonkothesane

Replies: 2
Views: 1178

PostForum: Main   Posted: Thu Feb 24, 2005   Subject: help, I can't install Adblock because of "download erro
Not a typo; "0.10" was the version string used by the Firefox 1.0 Preview Release builds. The XPI simply hasn't been updated since then. So long as you have internet access when you install, it should ...
  Topic: When is AdBlock 0.5 final being released?
wonkothesane

Replies: 23
Views: 11299

PostForum: Main   Posted: Thu Feb 24, 2005   Subject: When is AdBlock 0.5 final being released?
The Guest above is correct; rue decreed some eight months ago that the 0.5 branch will recieve no more development effort in favor of 0.6.
  Topic: Localization
wonkothesane

Replies: 56
Views: 31853

PostForum: Main   Posted: Mon Feb 21, 2005   Subject: Localization
Locale support *will* be in 0.6, don't worry.

On a side note: wow, that's becoming a pretty impressive list of translations! You guys rock Smile
  Topic: unable to open or unblock site
wonkothesane

Replies: 5
Views: 1967

PostForum: Main   Posted: Sat Feb 19, 2005   Subject: unable to open or unblock site
Try disabling Adblock through the Extensions Manager (Tools -> Extensions) and then restart Firefox and see if it works. If it doesn't, it can't be Adblock's fault; if it does, I'll see if I can fi ...
  Topic: USA Today pop-up ad?
wonkothesane

Replies: 7
Views: 2468

PostForum: Main   Posted: Thu Feb 17, 2005   Subject: USA Today pop-up ad?
Adblock's chances of doing anything about this particular popup are, well, infinitely improbable.

If it makes you feel better, the popup is mostly harmless Wink
  Topic: adblock.mozdev.org: no mailinglist & no bugzilla entry
wonkothesane

Replies: 1
Views: 1095

PostForum: Main   Posted: Thu Feb 17, 2005   Subject: adblock.mozdev.org: no mailinglist & no bugzilla entry
Unfortunately, I don't have CVS write access, and so cannot change anything about the web site. I'm afraid we'll have to wait for rue to return =/
  Topic: Adblock crashing with a forum?
wonkothesane

Replies: 8
Views: 2972

PostForum: Main   Posted: Mon Feb 14, 2005   Subject: Adblock crashing with a forum?
For what it's worth, the problem doesn't appear in 0.6
  Topic: Hudooed in Hotmail...OR...Hep Me Pleez
wonkothesane

Replies: 3
Views: 1454

PostForum: Main   Posted: Fri Feb 11, 2005   Subject: Hudooed in Hotmail...OR...Hep Me Pleez
You could try creating a new profile and see if that helps (instructions through google). If you've got a USB key, you could try copying your home profile and bringing it in to work and see if that he ...
  Topic: Feature Request: like 'Block images from ...'
wonkothesane

Replies: 11
Views: 4090

PostForum: Main   Posted: Fri Feb 11, 2005   Subject: Feature Request: like 'Block images from ...'
*phleb:ac*: try googling for hosts.txt
  Topic: Hudooed in Hotmail...OR...Hep Me Pleez
wonkothesane

Replies: 3
Views: 1454

PostForum: Main   Posted: Fri Feb 11, 2005   Subject: Hudooed in Hotmail...OR...Hep Me Pleez
Does the problem still happen if you disable Adblock (ctrl-shift-B)? If yes, then it's most likely not an issue stemming directly from Adblock. (The fact that your home machine isn't having problems a ...
  Topic: Feature request (Traffic Meter?)
wonkothesane

Replies: 4
Views: 1539

PostForum: Main   Posted: Thu Feb 10, 2005   Subject: Feature request (Traffic Meter?)
If you're running Windows, you could download StatBar, which includes traffic meters that'll tell you how much bandwidth you're using at the moment upstream and down, and how much bandwidth you've use ...
  Topic: site sees adblock
wonkothesane

Replies: 179
Views: 112813

PostForum: Main   Posted: Thu Feb 10, 2005   Subject: site sees adblock
dontshow{display:none!important;}Late, idbehold, ? That "Jan 2005" isn't a shipping date, it merely reflects the last month/year in which I updated that particular page. I never promised you a rose ga ...
  Topic: site sees adblock
wonkothesane

Replies: 179
Views: 112813

PostForum: Main   Posted: Thu Feb 10, 2005   Subject: site sees adblock
Ken: The spoofing is done per-site (that is, to each Window object associated with a site matching some arbitrary filter). The framework (and a dozen other features) were relatively problematic to imp ...
  Topic: site sees adblock
wonkothesane

Replies: 179
Views: 112813

PostForum: Main   Posted: Thu Feb 10, 2005   Subject: site sees adblock
Close enough Very Happy
  Topic: site sees adblock
wonkothesane

Replies: 179
Views: 112813

PostForum: Main   Posted: Thu Feb 10, 2005   Subject: site sees adblock
Sigh. idbehold, if you'd care to
A) read what I originally posted and
B) include the *full* definition from Communism," not communism. Looking at the second part of said full definition, one would ...
  Topic: Feature Request: like 'Block images from ...'
wonkothesane

Replies: 11
Views: 4090

PostForum: Main   Posted: Thu Feb 10, 2005   Subject: Feature Request: like 'Block images from ...'
The siteblocking feature is most likely going to be removed entirely in the next version of Adblock; too much hassle for too little reward. If that particular feature is important, you'd be better off ...
  Topic: site sees adblock
wonkothesane

Replies: 179
Views: 112813

PostForum: Main   Posted: Thu Feb 10, 2005   Subject: site sees adblock
idbehold: Perhaps you'd like to look up the word "international" in a dictionary?

I recognize that of all the world's Internet users, only a fourth to a fifth are American. However, I live in Delaw ...
  Topic: site sees adblock
wonkothesane

Replies: 179
Views: 112813

PostForum: Main   Posted: Wed Feb 09, 2005   Subject: site sees adblock
idbehold: since when did the First Amendment and Communism become inexorably linked?

Nobody's expecting Ken to stop showing advertisements or to stop redirecting those he catches blocking those ads ...
  Topic: site sees adblock
wonkothesane

Replies: 179
Views: 112813

PostForum: Main   Posted: Wed Feb 09, 2005   Subject: site sees adblock
Food for thought, Mr. Barbalace: how can you be sure that whatever functions you're calling aren't spoofed?

For example,
var ma = function() {
function toString() { ret ...
  Topic: importListFromWeb()
wonkothesane

Replies: 5
Views: 2616

PostForum: Main   Posted: Mon Feb 07, 2005   Subject: importListFromWeb()
It's actually left over from back in early June, when I had put out my "hacked" n37 builds after the nightlies hideously broke with Adblock installed. There was a menuitem one could click to download ...
  Topic: Conflict with S5 (slide show system)
wonkothesane

Replies: 7
Views: 6457

PostForum: Main   Posted: Sun Feb 06, 2005   Subject: Conflict with S5 (slide show system)
The fact that that the testbed JS set the defaultView property on the Window object was giving Adblock some troubles, but that's now fixed.
  Topic: dvdtalk.com question
wonkothesane

Replies: 7
Views: 4117

PostForum: Main   Posted: Sun Feb 06, 2005   Subject: dvdtalk.com question
No, I meant that if the pattern is "/\s(\S+)\s/",
Adblock will generate a regexp with new RegExp("\s(?:\S+)\s").

It's purely an optimization: /\s(?:\S+)\s/ is going to be faster than
/\s(\S+)\s ...
  Topic: dvdtalk.com question
wonkothesane

Replies: 7
Views: 4117

PostForum: Main   Posted: Sun Feb 06, 2005   Subject: dvdtalk.com question
That is correct. Adblock only requires that there be a leading and trailing
slash on regexps to ensure that filters that weren't intended to be regexps
aren't interpreted as such... mainly, it ens ...
  Topic: dvdtalk.com question
wonkothesane

Replies: 7
Views: 4117

PostForum: Main   Posted: Sat Feb 05, 2005   Subject: dvdtalk.com question
Ken: Actually, it does trigger on "/ads.". First of all, the string passed to the
RegExp() constructor should not include the leading and trailing slashes, and
there should be a second parameter ( ...
  Topic: looking for adblock versions for Moox Firefox
wonkothesane

Replies: 4
Views: 1735

PostForum: Main   Posted: Sat Feb 05, 2005   Subject: looking for adblock versions for Moox Firefox
Adblock does not yet have any official support for the trunk nightlies. If someone else wants to investigate the unworkingness and contribute a patch or publish a modified version (as I did back in Ma ...
  Topic: Password?
wonkothesane

Replies: 1
Views: 1093

PostForum: Main   Posted: Thu Feb 03, 2005   Subject: Password?
If security is what you want, Adblock isn't the solution. If the user has write-access on the filesystem, there isn't much Adblock can do to stop the user from modifying the Adblock JAR file to remove ...
  Topic: A small UI suggestion
wonkothesane

Replies: 1
Views: 1111

PostForum: Main   Posted: Thu Feb 03, 2005   Subject: A small UI suggestion
Noted.
  Topic: A developer question
wonkothesane

Replies: 3
Views: 1423

PostForum: Main   Posted: Wed Feb 02, 2005   Subject: A developer question
Well, I'll start with the easist stuff first: typeof is technically an operator, not a function. It evaluates to any one of the strings "number", "string", "boolean", "object", "function" or "undefine ...
  Topic: <Feature Request> Temporary Whitelist
wonkothesane

Replies: 4
Views: 1960

PostForum: Main   Posted: Wed Feb 02, 2005   Subject: <Feature Request> Temporary Whitelist
Probably not... what's wrong with toggling the existing hotkey before loading the new page and then re-enabling Adblock when you're done?
  Topic: site sees adblock
wonkothesane

Replies: 179
Views: 112813

PostForum: Main   Posted: Wed Feb 02, 2005   Subject: site sees adblock
Yeah, the envchem site has been posted here at least once before. rue and I have been experimenting with various ways of skirting the detection code.dontshow{display:none!important;} they're using... ...
  Topic: Any way to hide Adblock in the status bar and Tools menu?
wonkothesane

Replies: 18
Views: 7674

PostForum: Main   Posted: Tue Feb 01, 2005   Subject: Any way to hide Adblock in the status bar and Tools menu?
First: yes, it was userChrome, not userContent. My mistake. venoman: no, the id has not changed.

(a) If having an icon is truly that important, you're free to download one of the non-official Adblo ...
  Topic: AdBlock and Bannerblind
wonkothesane

Replies: 14
Views: 5141

PostForum: Main   Posted: Mon Jan 31, 2005   Subject: AdBlock and Bannerblind
Drahken: you're free to use Live HTTP Headers (or an OS-specific equivalent) to see what headers servers return when you dispatch an HTTP request for an image file. Without downloading the image, that ...
  Topic: Adblock for K-Meleon?
wonkothesane

Replies: 6
Views: 2171

PostForum: Main   Posted: Mon Jan 31, 2005   Subject: Adblock for K-Meleon?
Drahken: At this point, I'm much more inclined to spend time improving Adblock to work better on Firefox and Mozilla, rather than expanding to K-Meleon.

I won't necessarily say that the K-Meleon pr ...
  Topic: AdBlock and Bannerblind
wonkothesane

Replies: 14
Views: 5141

PostForum: Main   Posted: Mon Jan 31, 2005   Subject: AdBlock and Bannerblind
Woody: no, only file sizes are normally included in the header, not image dimensions.
  Topic: Should Filterset.G allow text ads?
wonkothesane

Replies: 214
Views: 410826

PostForum: Main   Posted: Sun Jan 30, 2005   Subject: Should Filterset.G allow text ads?
Guest: and yet, at reallifecomics.com, they'll often advertise -- in banner form -- Firefox. By your logic, this means that Firefox (and, by extension, Adblock) is rubbish.

Hey -- I haven't seen an ...
  Topic: Should Filterset.G allow text ads?
wonkothesane

Replies: 214
Views: 410826

PostForum: Main   Posted: Sun Jan 30, 2005   Subject: Should Filterset.G allow text ads?
One point that many people here seem to be missing is this:

Since Google is far and away the largest provider of text ads, the difference between blocking text ads and not blocking them will probab ...
  Topic: Question about the recommended regular expression
wonkothesane

Replies: 8
Views: 2977

PostForum: Main   Posted: Sun Jan 30, 2005   Subject: Question about the recommended regular expression
Actually, no, it does not match 'ad'.

Try going to the JavaScript console (in the Tools menu) and entering the following code, all on one line:

new RegExp('[\W_](onlineads?|ad ...
  Topic: Replace ads with image?
wonkothesane

Replies: 1
Views: 1128

PostForum: Main   Posted: Sun Jan 30, 2005   Subject: Replace ads with image?
I think it would be technically possible, but I highly doubt that Adblock will ever do this. The main problem is that extensions themselves cannot act as the local http server; we'd need to bundle pla ...
  Topic: Any way to hide Adblock in the status bar and Tools menu?
wonkothesane

Replies: 18
Views: 7674

PostForum: Main   Posted: Sat Jan 29, 2005   Subject: Any way to hide Adblock in the status bar and Tools menu?
Codeman: it's a vocal minority that makes the most noise about hiding the statusbar element. Vocal, but they're very much in the minority, and because userContent.css (edit: userChrome.css) can do wha ...
  Topic: can Adblock block any/all IFRAMEs?
wonkothesane

Replies: 7
Views: 3068

PostForum: Main   Posted: Sat Jan 29, 2005   Subject: can Adblock block any/all IFRAMEs?
Loud Majority: that's technically valid, but it won't actually do anything, as <script> elements are already hidden by the browser. It won't hide script-generated elements.
  Topic: CSS error on startup
wonkothesane

Replies: 1
Views: 1139

PostForum: Main   Posted: Sat Jan 29, 2005   Subject: CSS error on startup
done
  Topic: Content Filtering
wonkothesane

Replies: 3
Views: 1777

PostForum: Main   Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2005   Subject: Content Filtering
Speaking as someone whom you would probably still consider a young adult, let me assure you -- attempts to censor what your children see and experience are futile at best, and counterproductive at wor ...
 
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