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Re: broken AdBlock Plus

On Sat, 2008-05-17 at 14:12 +0200, Vincent Bernat wrote:
> > It works fine in all the browsers I tested, including lynx. There isn't
> > anything wrong with the page itself.
> In fact, the  sponsor part was hidden by AdBlock  Plus plugin because, I
> suppose, of its id.

In which case, IMHO, AdBlock+ is broken. Such over-generalisations give
filtering a bad name. I am a sponsor in Debian, I provide advice as a
sponsor, just because someone in AdBlock+ has made the daft leap from
sponsor to advertiser does not mean I'm going to change my page to suit
their warped dictionary.

AdBlock in epiphany doesn't do this, iceweasel appears fine too (and
still blocks all the ads I need to block without blocking genuine

Thanks for identifying the cause of the problem though. Just be aware
that sometimes "lack of content" may not be because of a broken web
page, it is always worth checking with a sane browser like lynx (you
also don't get the ads with lynx - at least not the image ones which are
usually the most annoying anyway. I don't think many people try to block
text ads like those from Google).


Neil Williams

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