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Re: [opensuse-factory] Chromium as the default browser in the next release?
On Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 15:50, İsmail Dönmez wrote:

On Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 3:37 PM, C <smaug42@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 15:29, Graham Anderson wrote:
AFAIK there is no real adblock / privacy filter for it.

So much mis-information in this thread I don't know where to start, but this
is a good place.

There are java script blockers, flash blockers, add blockers, social media
tracking blockers... even Google specific blockers.

Indeed there is no way to block elements before they are downloaded,

100% wrong.

The AdBlock for Chrome (the most likely extension you'd install to
block ads) *used* to just hide the ads.  As of version 2.0 of AdBlock
prevents the ads from being downloaded... version 2.0 was released
quite a while ago.  Sadly the initial impression from the early 1.x
releases are fixed firmly in the collective memory and most people
still think that "there is no way to block elements before they are
downloaded" (ie a LOT of people still think this is the case).

This is still the case, Adblock for Chrome uses a WebKit onload trick
and it works for most ads but it won't work with e.g EFF's HTTPS
Everywhere extension.

I assume you're referencing this bug report?

Some ads do slip through the Chrome AdBlock... and in my experience,
some ads still slip through the AdBlock Plus extension in Firefox...
ie they are not perfect.

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