From: Edward Elliott <webcleaner@ed...> - 2006-05-12 19:37:38
I recently installed webcleaner and went through most of the documentation.
It really looks fantastic, the elegant proxy I've always dreamed of.
However I have a few unanswered questions:
1) Is there a convenient enable/disable toggle to switch webcleaner between
full filtering mode and a transparent pass-through mode where requests are
served with no filtering? I'm thinking in terms of Privoxy's toggle url.
This may be better handled by the browser, but that's not always an option.
2) Is there a convenient way to load a single url in pass-through mode?
E.g. Privoxy looks for '/PRIVOXY-FORCE' at the beginning of the path, and
Middleman wants bypass.. between the scheme and the host name. Middleman
actually uses a number of elegant "url commands", as shown here:
(scroll down to Url Commands header, can't link directly to the section)
3) Is there a convenient way to show which filters were applied to a
particular url? Privoxy does this with http://[proxy]/show-url-info while
Middleman has the filter.. and profiles.. url commands. If not, how do you
tell which rules are being applied when a page goes haywire? Manually
tracing through the list of filters seems unmanageable.
If the answer to any of these is no (particularly 2 and especially 3), what
would it take to add those features? I'm very comfortable in Python, but I
have no idea where to start in the code base. Any pointers and suggestions
would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks, and keep up the good work.