Adblock Plus and (a little) more

List of Adblock Plus/Chrome issues · 2011-01-25 11:32 by Wladimir Palant

I just created a known issues page for Adblock Plus/Chrome. So far I can think of three main issues that are being raised regularly and that we cannot do much about right now. Does anybody have more?

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Comment [7]

  1. Michael · 2011-01-25 14:00 · #

    Shouldn’t “||example.com$third-party” be “||example.com^$third-party”?

    Reply from Wladimir Palant:

    Thanks, fixed.

  2. Mayhem · 2011-01-25 15:09 · #

    There are still many websites where the ads are blocked but their placeholders remain. It eats too many space in some occasions.

    Reply from Wladimir Palant:

    That’s usually because the script producing the ads is not blocked.

  3. LorenzoC · 2011-01-25 21:18 · #

    Sorry but I haven’t got the “third-party” thing.
    You mean the filter must be ||example.com or that it must include ^$third-party regardless?

    BTW, Easylist has got “third party” option on maybe 1/4 or 1/5 of the rules, not all them.

    Reply from Wladimir Palant:

    Yes, it has to include ^$third-party. The code part doing the blocking doesn’t do the normal filter checking, it only checks domain matches and whether it is a third party request.

    You shouldn’t be counting element hiding rules. If you only look at the blocking rules a very significant number of them has the right form. The rest of the rules will still be less efficient which is why we want to fix this.

    Side-note: email field is optional, please stop putting trash in there. If you don’t want a notification just leave it empty.

  4. Simon Brown · 2011-01-26 03:19 · #

    This is more of a feature request than a bug report, but would it be possible to block background ads (e.g. on IMDB and MyVue (although the latter isn’t currently running any)).

    Also, when I use Chrome’s autofill on the comment form I’m told I’m a spammer (presumably it triggers a honeypot).

    Reply from Wladimir Palant:

    Unfortunately, I am currently unaware of any way to block background images in Chrome – this is something that the browser makers need to fix.

    The forum issue is somewhat older, right? I fixed it about a month ago. If you still experience it please let me know (and – yes, I realized that autofill triggers the honeypot).

  5. Simon Brown · 2011-01-26 03:44 · #

    Although I guess it’s a bug since the IMDB background ads are blocked in Firefox with ABP and the same list (EasyList) minus the recommended filters for Chrome.

    Reply from Wladimir Palant:

    Adblock Plus for Chrome inherited extremely limited background image “blocking” capabilities from AdThwart – it works for images on document body only.

  6. Cide · 2011-01-28 01:14 · #

    Is there any progress being made toward blocking ads within flash video or is it still up to Google to open up the API further?

    Reply from Wladimir Palant:

    Yes, this is up to Google.

  7. Siderite · 2011-01-31 16:13 · #

    Is there a way of using adblock as a simple js from a CDN? It would be very nice as the blocking could be implemented as a button on any browser.

    Reply from Wladimir Palant:

    Short answer: no. Long answer: feel free to ask in the forum. I am pretty sure that you will get an extensive explanation as to why this isn’t feasible.

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