NoScript vs. AdBlock Plus in a Match to the Death!
May 4, 2009 1:10 PM Subscribe
posted by onalark (37 comments total)
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Recently, the Mozilla FireFox community encountered a bit of a hacking showdown between two of the more popular extensions, AdBlock Plus
. In a series of escalating updates, the two software packages fought a battle over the ability to display ads by default on NoScript developer Giorgio Maone's homepages for users who have installed the EasyList blacklist
filters for AdBlock Plus.
Things heated up when Maone inadvertently disabled some Adblock Plus features when trying to circumvent its code and was publicly called out
by AdBlock developer Wladimir Palant.
For his part, Maone has profusely apologized
, giving explicit details on wrongdoing and his train of thought when releasing his updates. He has also removed the workaround in his latest updates.
full disclaimer: I use both extensions, and I have donated to NoScript in the past.