Closed Bug 78105 Opened 22 years ago Closed 22 years ago

Pattern-matching based image blocking

Categories

(Core :: Security, enhancement)

PowerPC
Mac System 9.x
enhancement
Not set
normal

Tracking

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VERIFIED DUPLICATE of bug 78104

People

(Reporter: the_great_spam_bin, Assigned: security-bugs)

Details

It would be really cool if, in addition to being able to block all images
orginating from a given server, Mozilla could block all images from URLs
matching a given pattern. On many sites, ad images originate from the same
server as the non-ad images, so when the user tries to block the ad images, he
or she ends up blocking the non-ad images as well. It would be nice if Mozilla,
like iCab, could be set to block images originating from, for example, all URLs
containing the pattern "/Ads/" thereby allowing to only block the ad images on
the image server. This feature could also be useful if the ad banners are using
Akamai to serve their images because although the originating server is an
Akamai server, the URL still often contains a pattern matching the name of the
ad provider. It would be even cooler, though not absolutely necessary, if this
matching supported regular expressions.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 78104 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 22 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
verified
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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