[Done] Setting subscription titles automatically

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[Done] Setting subscription titles automatically

Postby Wladimir Palant » Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:50 am

This started with a proposal by Hubird here: viewtopic.php?p=55360#p55360. In the end the proposal seems to be the following:

  • Subscriptions should be able to specify their title using "! Title: Foo Bar" comment.
  • Adblock Plus will set the title automatically whenever it sees a comment like this in a subscription.
  • Once the title has been set automatically it can no longer be modified by the user.
  • Subscriptions that don't have this comment (e.g. local files the user is "subscribed" to) can still be renamed by the user.

Goals:

  • Allow subscriptions to maintain a "brand identity".
  • Make instructions like "Open Preferences, find Fanboy's List and click Update filters" simpler because the subscription name is a constant.
  • Prevent user confusion in case of redirects. For example, we still have some RU AdList users who believe that they are using MORPEH's List (the latter was discontinued and redirected to RU AdList at some point).
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Re: [Roadmap] Setting subscription titles automatically

Postby anonymous74100 » Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:59 pm

Will subscription links still be required to have "title" (and "requiresTitle") :?:
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Re: [Roadmap] Setting subscription titles automatically

Postby Wladimir Palant » Mon Jan 30, 2012 1:33 pm

Yes, we need to display some title before the subscription is downloaded.
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Re: [Roadmap] Setting subscription titles automatically

Postby anonymous74100 » Mon Jan 30, 2012 1:55 pm

When can this change be expected i.e. how soon should I put it in the subscription?
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Re: [Roadmap] Setting subscription titles automatically

Postby Wladimir Palant » Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:17 pm

See https://adblockplus.org/en/roadmap#abp_2_1
It should be in the development builds soon, not sure about the release date however.
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Re: [Roadmap] Setting subscription titles automatically

Postby anonymous74100 » Mon Jan 30, 2012 3:21 pm

Will the comment be hidden like the checksum and homepage or will it be visible :?:
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Re: [Roadmap] Setting subscription titles automatically

Postby Wladimir Palant » Mon Jan 30, 2012 3:46 pm

I plan to hide all "special" comments.
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Re: [Roadmap] Setting subscription titles automatically

Postby anonymous74100 » Mon Jan 30, 2012 3:56 pm

The expiration comment is a "special" comment and it's not hidden. Are you going to hide it?
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Re: [Roadmap] Setting subscription titles automatically

Postby Wladimir Palant » Mon Jan 30, 2012 4:04 pm

Yes. The word "plan" implies that it isn't being done now but will be done in future...
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Re: [Roadmap] Setting subscription titles automatically

Postby Wladimir Palant » Tue May 08, 2012 10:04 pm

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Re: [Roadmap] Setting subscription titles automatically

Postby famlam » Sat May 12, 2012 10:42 pm

Maybe I'm not searching well, but could you please put this somewhere in the FAQ? The FAQ does mention the existence of 'expires:', 'redirect:' and 'checksum:', but homepage: and title: haven't been documented yet, AFAIK. (And maybe other of such things too, like 'last modified' or 'licence' in EasyList, I don't know if they have special meanings in ABP)
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Re: [Done] Setting subscription titles automatically

Postby Wladimir Palant » Sat Jun 23, 2012 8:26 am

No, you found all of them - currently we recognize redirect, homepage, title, expires and checksum. The documentation needs to be updated but I would rather see a new document describing everything that's important for subscription authors. Unfortunately, so far I didn't manage to write it so maybe it is better to update the FAQ in the short term...
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