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Equate caret to asterisk in blocking filters except at the end of the URL pattern.

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James Edward Lewis II

06 Jul, 2015 08:08 PM

I just noticed this comment in a uBlock Origin issue, in which Raymond Hill said that the extension equates ^ to * within a blocking filter except if the caret is the last character in the URL pattern:

After thinking it through for a while, I came to the conclusion that this is acceptable, that the only reasonable place to put a caret in would be the end of a URL pattern, and AdBlock might find some efficiency gains by doing what Raymond Hill did; I haven't dug through the code to see whether AdBlock already does this, however.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Rhana on 06 Jul, 2015 08:39 PM

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    Hi James,

    I'll pass your suggestion to the rest of the team for their consideration.

    AdBlock Community Manager

  2. Rhana closed this discussion on 06 Jul, 2015 08:39 PM.

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