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Something to swap in for blocked requests, instead of nothing

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James Edward Lewis II

27 Nov, 2015 04:55 PM

uBlock Origin is trying out just this sort of thing:

Currently the extension has a bundled list of resource tokens and corresponding swap-resources; if a resource is blocked by a hostname-anchored filter (beginning with ||) that has one (non-negated) request type, and it has a redirect=_token_ option, where _token_ is in the list, the resource will be swapped with the corresponding swap-resource.

This list includes a buggy-looking 26-byte GIF for image-swapping, a minimal HTML page for frame-swapping, and three surrogate scripts; the list cannot currently be edited by the end user, but it may be in the future, and it will not be extensible by third parties.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Rhana on 31 Dec, 2015 04:32 PM

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    Hi James,

    I came across your suggestion while reviewing outstanding discussions as part of our year-end roundup. I apologize for the delay in responding!

    We appreciate your suggestion, thanks! I have passed it to our developers.

    AdBlock Community Manager

  2. Rhana closed this discussion on 31 Dec, 2015 04:32 PM.

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