#868 filter{msn} corrupts page layout

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Fabian Keil
5
2011-08-04
2011-08-03
cyberpatrol
No

When setting +filter{msn} the layouts of many websites are corrupted. E.g. the pages are rendered too wide and lines are not correctly broken, or menus are not displayed at the side of the page but at the bottom, below the page etc.

See e.g. http://www.wikipedia.org (at least the articles) and http://www.clamav.net. There are a lot more.

If filter{msn} is disabled or set to "No Change" the pages are rendered correctly as expected.

Discussion

  • Fabian Keil
    Fabian Keil
    2011-08-03

    That's not particularly surprising.

    The site-specific filters (msn, google, blogspot, yahoo ...) are only supposed to be enabled for the sites they are intended for. Enabling several of them at the same time would be an especially bad idea.

    Maybe the documentation needs some improvements.

    It's not clear to me, what kind of behavior you expected when you enabled the msn filter for Wikipedia?

     
  • Fabian Keil
    Fabian Keil
    2011-08-03

    • assigned_to: nobody --> fabiankeil
    • status: open --> pending
     
  • cyberpatrol
    cyberpatrol
    2011-08-03

    "Maybe the documentation needs some improvements."

    I think so. ;-)

    "It's not clear to me, what kind of behavior you expected when you enabled
    the msn filter for Wikipedia?"

    Nothing special. I just expected that msn ads (ads sent from msn) are removed if they appear on a website. From the documentation and description it doesn't seem to be for removing ads from the msn website only. So I set it and also google and yahoo for matching all requests.

    So do I understand it correctly that +filter{msn} shall only be enabled for msn.com, +filter{google} only for google.com and +filter{yahoo} only for yahoo.com?

     
  • cyberpatrol
    cyberpatrol
    2011-08-03

    • status: pending --> open
     
  • Fabian Keil
    Fabian Keil
    2011-08-04

    That's pretty much it, yes.

    The msn filter also works (and is mainly tested with) bing.com, though,
    and enabling the site-specific filters for top level domains other than
    com is likely to work, too.

     
  • Fabian Keil
    Fabian Keil
    2011-08-04

    • status: open --> pending
     
  • cyberpatrol
    cyberpatrol
    2011-08-04

    Thanks for the info. I guess then this bug can be closed as invalid. Well, maybe the documentation or descriptions could be made a bit clearer. ;-)

     
  • cyberpatrol
    cyberpatrol
    2011-08-04

    • status: pending --> open