This came up during a discussion on website security on slashdot: "I for one would like to see antibookmarks. Control-click on a banner, that server is blocked. Surf into a trap website, hit an fkey, add its domain to a killfile." (posted by Niko). The relevant discussion is at http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=00/02/02/1230219&mode=thread
I was reading this thread on slashdot and think this is a good idea. I'll see if I can get this in.
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Component: Bookmarks → Security
Target Milestone: M16
Reassigning to me.
Assignee: slamm → norris
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW
This is just a user interface to an aspect of bug #7380.
I'm not so sure about that. Bug 7380 is prefs on a URL by URL basis. This would block specific sites (and possibly domains) altogether. Of course, it's conveivable that they could share some implementation details, but they're not the same issue.
The discussion on Slashdot that spawned this bug was the latest idiocy from DoubleClick (i.e., "Oh, yeah, umm... we lied, we really do track you by personal information.") So, as long as <A HREF="http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=7380">#7380</A> will support wildcards of some sort, and one of the prefs in question is "Reject all connections" or something like that, that should solve the problem. (By the way, y'all realize that the practice of submitting feature requests as bugs just blurs the line between "bugs" and "features" even further... :) )
I suggest to mark this as a duplicate of bug #7380. If you read the comments attached to that bug, you will see a comment from: email@example.com 1999-10-12 02:40 which suggests an easy interface for customizing sites. This is similar to the Ctrl-click or Function key suggested here, except that you would have to select "Prefs / Customize this site". Some other comments attached to bug #7380 suggest to use regular expressions and to be able to block whole sites as well as fine-grained URLs. If you put the bits and pieces together, you cover everything that is suggested in this enhancement proposal. If you want to target banner ads specifically, then you could select the right-click menu, "View this image" and then select "Customize this site". Another option would be to add a new entry in the right-click menu. So I think that it would be better to mark this as a duplicate of #7380 and to transfer all votes there.
Sounds like a good plan to me - I had done a search but 7380 does appear to include this one. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 7380 ***
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 19 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Bug #7380 is an open ended proposal for preferences which are conditional. The prefs listed in there are suggestions, but the summary says "all", ie "all that make sense". I'll try and get my 7380 discussion document done soon, and include this. "Bugs" often refers to both around here, you'll ahve to get used to it. Votes need to be transferred MANUALLY, you can edit your votes using the My Votes link in the yellow section at the bottom of this bug page.
I'd assumed that site blocking was no longer part of Bug #7380 because it wasn't orthogonal to the rest of the prefs (IIRC, matty, you were the one who said that). Is it still part of that bug?
Bulk moving all Browser Security bugs to new Security: General component. The previous Security component for Browser will be deleted.
Component: Security → Security: General
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
*** Bug 98834 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
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