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<li><a href="/news.html#060803">Adblock 0.3 is now available for Firebird.</a></li>
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<li><a href="/news.html#030102II">Major bugfix!</a></li>
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	<h2 class="adblockTitleSmall">
			<i>the</i>
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			Adblock
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		<i>project</i>
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<h3><i>What is it?</i></h3>
Adblock is a content filtering plug-in for the Mozilla and Firebird browsers. It is both <i>more robust</i> and <i>more precise</i> than the built-in image blocker.<br>
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Adblock allows the user to specify filters, which remove unwanted content based on the source-address. If this sounds complicated, don't worry: it's not.<br>
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Just add a few filters. Every time a webpage loads, Adblock will intercept and disable the elements matching your filters. See?- nothing to it.<br>
<h3><i>Great! ...but how do I add filters?</i></h3>
After you install / restart, an <i>Adblock</i>-item will be present
in the <i>tools</i>-menu. This will launch Adblock's prefs:<br>
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<img src="settings.rf1.png"/>
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A selected filter can be edited by double-clicking or pressing 'enter'. To remove it, press 'delete'. New filters can also be added here or directly in the web-page: just right-click an ad and choose the <i>Adblock</i> option. For plugins, an Adblock-tab will appear atop or below the media: just click the "Adblock" text.<br>
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<b>[</b>Note: if you encounter a plugin, but don't see the Adblock-tab, don't worry -- the plugin is just cropped. Adblock has this covered. Choose "Overlay Flash" from the <i>tools</i>-menu, or type its shortcut. Now, you can directly click the overlay.<b>]</b><br>
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Adblock supports two types of filters: simple, and Regular Expression.<br>
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A simple-filter is just a string of text with one or more wildcards (*). Regular expressions are much more complex, allowing precise control over filtering. In Adblock, as in all javascript, regular expressions must begin and end with the forward-slash: '/'. This page doesn't have enough space to include a RegExp tutorial, so for more info, head <a href="http://devedge.netscape.com/library/manuals/2000/javascript/1.5/guide/regexp.html#1010689">here</a>.<br>
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Here's a few examples of simple-filtering:<br>
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<ul>
<li>Blocking all gif-images: <code>.gif</code></li>
<li>Blocking all content served from Doubleclick: <code>doubleclick.net</code></li>
<li>Blocking the contents of an ad-directory: <code>http://example.com/ads/</code></li>
</ul>
<h2>In Development</h2>
The latest <a href="http://adblock.mozdev.org/dev.html">dev-branch</a> already includes:<br>
<ul>
	<li>Blocking filtered-items before they load</li>
	<li>Listing all block-able items in a page</li>
	<li>One-click filtering of: applets, flash, embedded-media</li>
	<li>Hassle-free deinstall.</li>
</ul>
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And we're targeting these items for future builds:<br>
<ul>
    <li>Bayesian probability analysis, for minimal-interation blocking</li>
    <li>Filter Grouping by Host (regexp)</li>
	<li>Flash-Click-To-View functionality</li>
</ul>
<h2>Contact</h2>
 Any comments, suggestions, bugreports, sites that can not be
filtered are very welcome. Just drop a line to the <a href="http://adblock.mozdev.org/forum.html/no_wrap">forum</a>.
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