Idea: URL de-bloater

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Idea: URL de-bloater

Postby Lord Badminton of Yorkshire » Wed Nov 19, 2014 2:11 pm

I have an idea for a Firefox extension. It would remove unnecessary characters from URLs on sites like Amazon, IMDb and so on. I have no knowledge of making add-ons or intention of making this add-on, but in case someone wants to make it that would be very nice.
Either way, this thread will be a discussion about if such an add-on would be useful, on what sites it would be useful and so on. I would certainly use it, but I am a perfectionist, so I'm not sure if such an extension would have a broader user base.


Examples (the characters that would be removed are bold:
http://www.amazon.com/Ubisoft-41064Far-Cry-31-Download/dp/B0088Q8MXA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1416395264&sr=8-1&keywords=Far+Cry+3+PC (The characters marked out in italic could also be removed with a specific option enabled. That option would be disabled by default.)
Other Amazon sites
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0144117/?ref_=nv_sr_1
http://www.imdb.com/?ref_=nv_home
https://addons.mozilla.org/sv-SE/firefox/addon/adblock-plus/[b]?src=search
https://addons.mozilla.org/sv-SE/firefo ... lock-plus/?src=userprofile
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nintendo-Game-B ... 1660219103?pt=Video_Games&hash=item3cec2a16df
http://www.ebay.com/usr/skipjenn8u5w?_trksid=p2047675.l2559
http://www.ebay.com/sch/triplaa/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=
http://stores.ebay.com/MILLECOSE/Game-B ... A-/_i.html?_fsub=7&_sid=37455456&_trksid=p4634.c0.m322
http://stores.ebay.com/Gamer-Heaven/Gam ... ub=5083128&_sid=2870709&_trksid=p4634.c0.m322
vBulletin forums, for example: http://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?s=c115c52db201b24a46d256c3ee5be7a2&t=168539&page=77[/b]
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Re: Idea: URL de-bloater

Postby Lord Badminton of Yorkshire » Wed Nov 19, 2014 2:13 pm

Edit:
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https://addons.mozilla.org/sv-SE/firefox/addon/adblock-plus/[b]?src=search[/b]
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Re: Idea: URL de-bloater

Postby mapx » Wed Nov 19, 2014 4:11 pm

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Re: Idea: URL de-bloater

Postby Lord Badminton of Yorkshire » Wed Nov 19, 2014 7:32 pm

Thanks!
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