[Netsurf-develop] Special Features

Philip Ludlam philip at philipnet.com
Fri Oct 25 23:03:00 BST 2002


On 23 Oct in message <3c2dde894b.riscos at myrealbox.com>
  Andrew Duffell <andrew at banners.iconbar.com> wrote:

>Hi All,
>
>I was having a think about special features that we could possilby have in
>NetSurf that other browsers don't have and I came up with:
>
>* Ad Blocking, where banner ads are removed from the page if you have the
>option switched on.  We could in theory have it blocking the main internet
>ad-servers such as the comission junction one, and have the option for users
>to add more ads to block.
>I don't know if this would work in practice but I think that theoretically it
>is a good feature.

If you're interested this sort of this is already available as a sort
of plug-in if you use the Unix/Linux proxy Squid. Have a look at it's
main page at:
http://www.zip.com.au/~cs/adzap/
and:
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&ie=ISO-8859-1&q=squid+this+ad+zapped&btnG=Google+Search
for other related pages.

Yours,

Phil L.





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