AdBlock 0.3 Available for Mozilla Firebird

Monday June 9th, 2003

mrtech writes in with news about a new version of AdBlock, the image filtering add-on for the Mozilla Application Suite and Mozilla Firebird: "AdBlock 0.3 has been released for Firebird. The interface has also been updated and it's now a Firebird extension. The great thing is that AdBlock doesn't have to be reinstalled after installing the daily builds because it's a user level extension." A 0.3 version for the Mozilla Application Suite is in the works.

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by johann_p

Tuesday June 10th, 2003 7:38 AM

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I do not see why both the built-in image blocekr and add ons like this concentrate on images always. What Mozilla really needs is an option to suppress any network connection to a list of URI regexps. This would suppress ad images from the same server as "good" images (usually kept in different dirs), flash ads, iframe ads and other forms of ads for a while. Of course, once the web sites get really desperate to show us the ads, they will simply shell out *any* web page as a couple of hashcode.html, hashcode.jpg etc files - and what we do then, I dont know :)