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#891 Is it a wise solution

current actionsfile
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Fabian Keil
5
2012-12-10
2012-12-06
Mathew Murphy
No

With sites or search engines that may use the following in the address line or link, Privoxy will block the site or link because of the use of {+block +handle-as-image} like the use of lines below
.ookla.com
.overture.
.*/BurstingPipe/adServer.*
tracking.
[abd-ux-z]*.atdmt.com/
view.atdmt.com/(.*/)?iview/
.doubleclick.net/adi
.[a-vx-z]*.doubleclick.net/(?!(.*/)?ad[ji])
.ad.[a-ik-z][a-oq-z].
.serving-sys.com
serving-sys.com
But I find by taking the above lines and placing them in a action file and using " {+handle-as-empty-document +handle-as-image +filter{webbugs}} " it over comes the block allowing the link or address to be allowed. "I have many more the have this problem"
So my question is it wise or problematic to be using this type of configuration?

Discussion

  • Fabian Keil
    Fabian Keil
    2012-12-06

    Can you clarify what you mean by "taking the above lines" and what your expectations were?

    Whether or not your type of configuration is wise depends on your goals.

    The actions +handle-as-empty-document and +handle-as-image not only conflict with each other, but they also only affect requests that are actually blocked:
    http://www.privoxy.org/user-manual/actions-file.html#HANDLE-AS-EMPTY-DOCUMENT
    http://www.privoxy.org/user-manual/actions-file.html#HANDLE-AS-IMAGE

    If you copy the URL patterns to a "{+handle-as-empty-document +handle-as-image +filter{webbugs}}" section the requests should still be blocked, but moving them is expected to unblock them.

     
  • Fabian Keil
    Fabian Keil
    2012-12-06

    • assigned_to: nobody --> fabiankeil
    • status: open --> pending
     
  • Mathew Murphy
    Mathew Murphy
    2012-12-10

    • status: pending --> open