Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 23rd Sep 2010 21:36 UTC, submitted by google_ninja
Internet & Networking Now this is a subject sure to cause some discussion among all of you. LifeHacker's Adam Pash is arguing that Chrome has overtaken Firefox as the browser of choice for what he calls 'power users'; polls among LifeHacker's readership indeed seem to confirm just that. He also gives a number of reasons as to why this is the case.
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RE[2]: I need NoScript
by Morph on Fri 24th Sep 2010 00:50 UTC in reply to "RE: I need NoScript"
Morph
Member since:
2007-08-20

I hear the adblock implementation in Chrome isn't quite full-featured, but not sure why?


The reason is that Chrome doesn't have the equivalent of Firefox's 'content policies'. Firefox allows extensions to install a hook which is called whenever a url is about to be accessed. The extension can then cancel the url request if it is an ad, before any connection is made to the ad server. Chrome doesn't provide this level of control to extensions yet. Chrome adblock extensions have to wait until after the page is fully loaded (including all ads) and then hide the ads from the page using DOM methods. This is why the ads usually appear for a second or two before the blocker nabs them.

http://www.mail-archive.com/chromium-discuss@googlegroups.com/msg04...

Edit: lemur2, do you have a reference to any info about the new mechanism? Thanks!

Edited 2010-09-24 00:53 UTC

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RE[3]: I need NoScript
by lemur2 on Fri 24th Sep 2010 01:05 in reply to "RE[2]: I need NoScript"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

Edit: lemur2, do you have a reference to any info about the new mechanism? Thanks!


http://www.webupd8.org/2010/07/chrome-adblock-can-now-block-ads-bef...

It is apparently something that Apple (not Google) added to webkit relatively recently. I don't know any technical specifics, but I'm sure that you can "Google it" to find out. ;)

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