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Add info to hidden elements

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TJ Draper

19 Nov, 2014 11:46 PM

I spent about 30 minutes trying to debug why my control panel was acting strangely in my CMS. Turns out because I had named an image I had uploaded to a custom field "banner-ad", AdBlock was hiding it and causing display issues. I was trying to debug JS issues and see what was adding attributes to the image, etc. It did not occur to me that AdBlock might be doing it because I installed it and sort of forgot about it. By chance after debugging for a while I final thought of AdBlock.

My point is, it would be nice if elements hidden by AdBlock would have an attribute of some kind added with text informing anyone inspecting the elements that AdBlock had hidden the element.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Brent on 21 Nov, 2014 02:54 PM

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    I've had similar experience with AdBlock. Your suggestion is interesting. However, if we did add a attribute to each element we've hidden or blocked, then we would make detecting AdBlock by websites extremely easy. Several website already have implemented AdBlock detecting, we would rather not make it easier for them.

    Thanks for the feedback.

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Brent on 04 Dec, 2014 04:01 PM

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    Closing discussion

  3. Brent closed this discussion on 04 Dec, 2014 04:01 PM.

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